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CHINESE WATER DRAGON

(Physignathus cocincinus)
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Distribution:- China and mainland Southeast Asia
Comments:- Grows to about 1 metre (3ft)

CHINESE WATER DRAGON Alligator mississippiensis
This Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) was photographed at the Green Planet Dubai.



This juvenile Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) was photographed at Reptilia, Ossett, England

The Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) is very common in the pet trade outside of Australia where it is often just labelled as "Water Dragon" -


This juvenile Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) was photographed at Reptilia, Ossett, England

This species is sometimes confused with the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) which is also common in the pet trade outside of Australia.


This juvenile Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) was photographed at Reptilia, Ossett, England

Note that although Australian Water Dragons were in the same genus as Chinese Water Dragons (Physignathus), they have now been assigned to a new Genus (Intellagama)

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