CENTRAL NETTED DRAGON Ctenophorus nuchalis (De Vis, 1884)
Common throughout arid parts of all mainland states except Victoria this 20 to 25 cm lizard is most common in areas with sandy or loamy soils. Active specimens are usually seen when perched on elevated cover, such as logs, rocks, etc, from which they flee when approached. Pursued specimens take to a shallow burrow or other cover.
Large numbers of specimens are often found around human rubbish dumps, where they shelter under sheets of metal, cardboard, etc. This mainly insectivorous lizard is active at very high temperatures.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.