Nature conservation

Threatened species

Barrier Range Dragon - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Ctenophorus mirrityana
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 20 Mar 2015
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Males are grey or grey-brown with cream to orange spots on the sides of the neck. Females are less colourful. Up to 220mm in total length.


Currently known from three highly restricted and fragmented sites near Mutawintji National Park and Broken Hill.

Habitat and ecology

  • Restricted to rock outcrops in ranges and gorges. It is absent from apparently suitable habitat in NSW.
  • Diurnal, basking on exposed rocks.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Broken Hill ComplexBarrier Range Known None
Broken Hill ComplexBarrier Range Outwash Known None
Broken Hill ComplexMootwingee Downs Known None
Mulga LandsWhite Cliffs Plateau Known None
Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsStrzelecki Desert Predicted None