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The Long-nosed Dragon (Gowidon longirostris), sometimes spelt as Long-nose Dragon, is a delightful species of lizard that are fairly common throughout the Central Australia region.

A long-limbed reptile, with a long snout (as an adult), with its key features being the long tail, up to 3 times the length of the body. They can vary in colour from greys to reddish brown, a prominent pale dorsolateral stripe, and a pale stripe along the lower jaw.

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See our Fauna Index for more information and images on the Long-nosed Dragon.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Iguania
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Gowidon
  • Species: G. longirostris
  • Binomial name: Gowidon longirostris