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The Ring-tailed Dragon (Ctenophorus caudicinctus slateri) abound on the rock formations in Kings Canyon, often blending in perfectly with the rocky surroundings. These wonderful looking lizards have a tail approximately twice its body length.

This species was once considered to be a subspecies of Ctenophorus caudicinctus. It is found in the rocky ranges from the central to the northern regions of the Northern Territory.

Common name
Ring-tailed Dragon, Slater’s dragon, Ring-tailed Bicycle-dragon.

Images © Greg Sully


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Iguania
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Ctenophorus
  • Species: C. caudicinctus
  • Binomial name: Ctenophorus caudicinctus
  • Species: C. slateri
  • Binomial name: Ctenophorus slateri