Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Genus Pogona
Subgenus Iguania
Genus Pogona
Family Agamidae
Scientific Name Macrochelys temminckii
bearded dragon
Bearded Dragon ©Animals Adda

Bearded Dragon Description

  • Bearded dragons are expert climbers and they mostly spend time on bushes and branches.
  • Dragons bask on rocks in the afternoons.
  • They have scales on their body to scare off predators.
  • Dragons are thought to change colors during rivalry.
  • They use beards not only for social interactions but also for aggression.

Size & Weight

Adult Male

  • TOTAL LENGTH: 40 to 61 cm (16 to 24 in)
  • WEIGHT: 350 to 600 g (10 to 20 oz)

Habitat

Shrublands, Eucalyptus woodlands, deserts, savannas, subtropical woodlands, arid woodlands

Range

Australia

Diet

Crickets, locusts, worms, butterworms, hornworms, grasshoppers, silkworms, black soldier fly larvae, superworms, waxworms, cockroaches

Lifespan

8 – 14 years

Behavior

Highly territorial

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