Central/Inland Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps

Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
There are several species of Bearded Dragon, all lizards in genus Pogona, native to various regions of Australia. The most common, shown, is the Inland or Central Bearded Dragon.
Inland Bearded Dragon
Central Bearded Dragon
The Inland Bearded Dragon lives in arid semi-desert habitat but other bearded dragons live in wooded, shore and other terrain. Members of the agama family, they cannot shed their tail like some other lizards but they can run fast on two hind legs to escape predators.
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
All have the ability to raise the spines under their chin (the "beard") as a threat display (both males and females). They also have a number of other communication mechanisms such as bobbing the head (dominance) or raising an arm (submission). They are territorial and establish a hieraarchy.
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Adults can reach 2 feet long. Diet is mainly insects for the young and insects with fruits/vegetation for the adults.
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Juveniles (above centre and right) are more strongly marked than adults. Adults can turn darker or lighter to regulate their temperature. Various red and yellow colours are bred in the pet trade.