Inland Bearded Dragon

[Pogona vitticeps]

: Inland (Central) Bearded Dragons have an adult head and body length of 16 to 24 inches and a tail length up to 13 inches. The body can be gray, brown, rufous or yellow, and can exhibit rhomboidal markings. A pattern of ocelli (eye-like spots) is present on the pale gray belly. There are large, long, pointed scales on the throat and sides of the head. They have the ability to change color. There is a row of spines along each side of the body. These run down to the forelegs and continue as a broad band down to beneath the shoulders. The head is as wide as it is long. There are 8 species of bearded dragons.

Location: Animal Not Currently At Zoo



Inland bearded dragons can be found in the eastern half of South Australia and the southeast part of Northern Territories.


Inland bearded dragons inhabit tropical wooded steppes, dry forest and agricultural areas.

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Primary Threats
Human Wildlife Conflict- Pet Trade

Incubation: 68 to 96 days

They lay two clutches a year starting in October with 11 to 25 eggs in each clutch.
Bearded dragons have a strong order of superiority, which is governed by the size of the lizards. This is evident when feeding, or during the breeding season. As a rule the males establish a hierarchy following each hibernation that is accepted by all until the following season.
The alpha male will mate with all females in the group.
Wild Diet
They are omnivores and will eat small invertebrates, insects, fruit, and green vegetation.
Zoo Diet




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