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INLAND BEARDED DRAGON
Pogona vitticeps

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was photographed basking on a bush on the side of a dirt road at Burra, South Australia

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
The above Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is from Port Wakefield South Australia which is at the edge of its range.|
It was basking on a fence post, and we found a few of these dragons in the area after about 15 minutes of driving.


INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Captive raised Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

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Approximate distribution of the Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)


INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is from Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.


This is a common species over most of its range, seen in large numbers in spring. Very popular in the pet trade in many countries.

Colour varies from pale grey to dark grey, yellow, red, orange, usually geographic and may be influenced by soil/sand colour. Although usually called an Inland bearded dragon, it is found near the coast in some areas of South Australia, including Port Wakefield, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, and Whyalla.

This species is often confused with Pogona barbata and other Pogona species.

Size may also vary significantly geographically.

Although I have never found Pogona vitticeps and Pogona barbata together, both species appear to be found only a few kilometers from each other where the ranges meet, so there may be some overlap in parts of their range.

This species can be hybridised with Pogona barbata and Pogona brevis

Silkie Bearded Dragon


Silkie Bearded Dragon
The Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) in the 2 photos above with no spines and virtually no scales is sold in the pet shops as a Silky Bearded Dragon - They are more likely to have health problems than normal Inland Bearded Dragons and do not occur in the wild. A Silky Bearded Dragon is produced by crossing 2 Leatherback Bearded Dragons

Leatherback Bearded Dragon
The juvenile Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) in the photo above with reduced spines is sold in the pet shops as a Leatherback Bearded Dragon. If you cross 2 Leatherback Bearded Dragons you will get a Silky Bearded Dragon with no spines or scales. They do not occur in the wild.


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