Alice Springs Reptile Centre

The wonderful and fascinating Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps), are also known as the Inland Bearded Dragon. Following are our collection of images of the of these wonderful bearded dragons taken at the 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.

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

We have been fortunate over the many years to see the juvenile and young adult Inland Bearded Dragons, often in wonderful whimsical poses.

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)


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