Alice Springs Reptile Centre

ASRC | Australian Saltwater Crocodile | Black Headed Goanna | Central Netted Dragon | Frilled Neck Lizard | Inland / Central Bearded Dragon | Spencer’s Goanna

Following are our collection of images of the Inland Bearded Dragon / Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) taken at the Alice Springs Reptile Centr0e.

Juvenile Inland Bearded Dragon, Alice Springs Reptile Centre, NT
Juvenile Inland Bearded Dragon, Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Bearded dragons are familiar to many Australians. In some districts, they are referred to as “Frill-necks” in the mistaken belief that they are the same as the Frilled neck lizard of Northern Australia.

Although rather fierce looking, these lizards are shy and will run away if threatened. If unable to escape by running, they will face the danger, open their mouth wide and erect the chin area into a “beard”. This increases the apparent size of the lizard in the hope that is attacker will be less inclined to tackle the larger lizard.

For more information check out our Inland Bearded Dragon / Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Suborder: Iguania
  • Family: Agamidae
  • Genus: Pogona
  • Species: P. vitticeps
  • Binomial name: Pogona vitticeps