THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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Last Updated January 16, 2013

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INLAND BEARDED DRAGON
Pogona vitticeps

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Photo above taken at Burra South Australia. This Inland bearded dragon was basking on a bush on the side of a dirt road.

INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
The above Inland Bearded Dragon 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 in about 15 minutes of driving.


INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Captive raised Inland Bearded Dragon
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INLAND BEARDED DRAGON Pogona vitticeps REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This animal 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

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