General Description

Body with unorganised spines on the sides between the front and hind legs. Barbed scales under the chin form a 'beard'. Up to 25 cm long (snout-vent).


Bearded Dragons are active during the day, basking in the sun on logs or fence posts. During periods of inactivity, they shelter in burrows. Females lay a clutch of 6-35 eggs. When disturbed, Bearded Dragons will often flee to a nearby burrow under a pile of dead vegetation. When threatened, they spread their spiny beards to reveal a pink inner mouth.


Central and eastern mainland Australia.


Open sclerophyll woodlands or forests with places to perch such as logs and fallen branches.

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