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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.
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.
The following is a list of species
- Pogona barbata Cuvier 1829
- Pogona henrylawsoni Wells & Wellington 1985
- Pogona microlepidota Glauert 1952
- Pogona minima Loveridge 1933
- Pogona minor Sternfeld 1919
- Pogona nullarbor Badham 1976
- Pogona vitticeps Ahl 1926