Inland Bearded Dragon

  • Scientific name: Pagona vitticeps
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Pogona
  • Species: P. vitticeps

Fun Facts

  • It is called "bearded" because of the dragon's ability to flare out the skin in the throat region when it is threatened.
  • It is diurnal (active during the day) spending much of its waken time in bushes and trees, and basking on rocks.
  • Their diet consists of leafy green foods but also meal worms, crickets, locusts, and pinkie mice.
  • Researchers at Australia's Melbourne University discovered that bearded dragons produce a mild venom. The venom is harmless to humans and a majority of other animals so they believe it was once used by their ancestors for hunting
Inland Bearded Dragon