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Bearded dragon

species of agamid lizard / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bearded dragons are agamid lizards in the genus Pogona.

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Bearded dragon
A bearded dragon in the Frankfurt Zoo
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Pogona
Binomial name
Pogona vitticeps
Ahl, 1926
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Detail of the "beard"

The central bearded dragon is the common name for Pogona vitticeps, which lives in dry areas of Australia The name "bearded dragon" refers to the fringes around and under the head. The underside of the throat turns black if they are stressed or see a potential rival.