Bearded dragon

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Pogona vitticeps
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Agaminae
Genus: Pogona
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Pogona barbata
Pogona henrylawsoni
Pogona microlepidota
Pogona minima
Pogona minor
Pogona nullarbor
Pogona vitticeps

Bearded dragon, or the scientific genus Pogona, is a variety of lizards containing seven species. Several species of the genus have been domesticated, especially Pogona vitticeps, and a Bearded Dragon in captivity may be kept as a pet or exhibited. The species are found throughout Australia and well known.[1]


The genus is placed in the subfamily Agaminae of the family Agamidae. Their characteristics include spiny scales arranged in rows and clusters. These are found on the throat, which can be expanded when threatened, and at the back of the head. The species also display a hand-waving gesture, thought to draw an attack from any predator that may be in the area. The also have the chameleon-like ability to change colours during rivalry challenges between males, and in response to temperature change and other stimuli.[1]


The following is a list of species