Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitteceps

This heavy-bodied lizard is named for the frilly beard of spines around the base of its jaws. It is most active during the day and often suns itself on rocky outcrops where it has a good view of its surroundings and potential predators. When threatened, it runs and hides in deep rock crevices.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 2 ft
life expectancyLife Expectancy: More than 15 years
habitatHabitat: Dry, rocky areas and woodland
dietDiet: Insects and leaves