Bearded Dragon

Genus and Species: Pogona vitticeps

The Central bearded dragon is a species of lizard with a flattened body, entirely covered by specialised scales. The dragons look rather stout and thorny with large and rounded eyes. The specialised scales form spiny projections, densely covering the flap of their skin. The dragons have orbital crests, running from behind their eyes, covering the face and reaching the tip of the snout.

They live in very diverse habitats including desert, dry forests and scrublands. These dragons are semi-arboreal animals, often seen basking on picnic tables, fence posts or fallen branches.

Fun fact:
These lizards regulate temperature of their body by changing shades of skin colour from dark to light and backwards.

Conservation status:
Not Endangered

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