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Bearded Dragon at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

Family

Agamidae, the agama lizard family.

Conservation Status

None.

Distribution

Central Australia.

Habitat

Desert to semi-arid woodland.

Factoid

The name “dragon” comes from the color of the interior of the mouth. When opened, it gives the appearance of breathing fire. This action is used to deter predators or male rivals during the breeding season.

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