Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 2180

Species Ctenophorus cristatus (Gray, 1841)

Bicycle Lizard, Crested Dragon

Generic Combinations

  • Ctenophorus cristatus (Gray, 1841).
  • Amphibolurus cristatus (Gray, 1841).




Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NT, SA, WA: Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Murchison (MUR), Nullarbor (NUL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: W plateau
    • South Australia: S Gulfs, W plateau
    • Western Australia: SW coastal, W plateau

Ecological Descriptors

Desert, diurnal, low open shrubland, open scrub, oviparous, tall shrubland, terrestrial.

Extra Ecological Information

Sexually dimorphic.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Feb-2024 AGAMIDAE 27-Apr-2017 MODIFIED
07-Feb-2024 31-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)