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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COMMON (Eastern) BEARDED DRAGON
Photo taken at the Australian Reptile Park
Photo taken near Tara Qld
Photo taken in Dalby Qld
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.
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 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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Updated May 24, 2018