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Keeping some distance...

Large adult Water Dragons will appear confident and friendly however they should not be approached as they have very sharp claws and can deliver a serious bite.

 

Interesting Fact: Fossils belonging to the genus Physignathus and resembling extant Water Dragons have been discovered in Miocene deposits in Riversleigh, Queensland, indicating that this genus has existed in Australia for at least 20 million years. - See more at: australianmuseum.net.au/Water-Dragon#sthash.yGF7HmeQ.dpuf

 

 

Species: lesueurii

Genus: Itellagama

Family: Agamidae

Suborder: Lacertilia

Order: Squamata

Subclass: Lepidosauria

Class: Reptilia

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Phylum: Chordata

Kingdom: Animalia

 

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Taken on September 21, 2013