Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54378

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Agamidae
Genus:Amphibolurus
Genus species:Amphibolurus barbatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:61 cm
Identification:The coloration of the Western bearded dragon varies from black to mottled patterns of spots. It also has a scaly pouch under its lower jaw that resembles a beard.
Habitat:Outback, semi deserts, deserts
Diet:Omnivore: insects, small vertebrates, leaves, flower buds
Reproduction:Females lay 8-29 eggs, which are incubated for 90 days before hatching.
Western bearded dragons form harem-like groups consisting of a single male and 10+ females.
Behavior:These lizards are semi-arboreal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The 'beard' changes colors, depending on the lizard's mood. It is used for threat and courtship displays.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Australia Date:1972-01 Subjects:reptile
herptile
Western bearded dragon
lizard
Bearded dragons (Reptiles)
Agamidae
Lizards
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata