General Description

Body with lines of ordered 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).


Central Bearded Dragons are active during the day, eating insects, small lizards, fruits and flowers. They are semi-arboreal, often seen sitting up on dead vegetation, on spinifex grass hummocks or up in small trees. Females lay up to 25 eggs in a clutch. Like the Bearded Dragon, they will often flee to a nearby burrow under a pile of dead vegetation when disturbed and will spread their spiny beards to reveal a pink inner mouth when they are threatened.


Central and eastern mainland Australia.


Dry areas including woodlands.

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