THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

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COMMON (Eastern) BEARDED DRAGON
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Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT notice the layout of the spines on its head

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Head shot of an Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT showing the beard fully extended


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Photo taken at the Australian Reptile Park

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Photo of a male Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga NSW

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Head shot of a male Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga NSW

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Head shot of a female Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga NSW. Note the layuot of the spines at the back of its head. Adult females tend to have a narrower head than males.

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW.

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Photo of a gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken in Dalby Qld

Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW
Notice that in this photo of the same gravid female Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Woolgoolga, NSW, shows the patterning often seen on the bellies of Bearded dragons.

Common Eastern BEARDED DRAGON Pogona barbata THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA  
Those from the eastern states tend to be larger than those from the western limit of their range (in the state of South Australia). This species may remain still when approached or it may make a run for it and hide. Notice that the patterning on its belly (often seen on bearded dragons) is visible in this photo.


Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT
Photo of an Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken at Mulligans Flat, ACT - notice that this lizard lacks the belly markings often seen on Bearded Dragons

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Photo of a large Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata taken near Tara Qld
Sometimes when really upset they will extend their large beard, changing their appearance drastically and in many areas locals call them Frill-necks or some similar name, confusing them with the Frilled Lizard, which is not a type of bearded dragon.

Common Eastern BEARDED DRAGON Pogona barbata THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA map


Common Bearded Dragons are more highly strung than Inland Bearded Dragons, and although captive bred animals seem to adapt well to captivity if kept properly, older wild caught animals may be problematic. This species is one of the larger species of bearded dragons.

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