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  The bearded dragon is a large lizard found in the desert areas of the continent of Australia, and the bearded dragon feeds on plants, insects and other small animals.


bearded dragon

Category

animal kingdom

Phylum / Phylum: Vertebrate Chordates

Category: Reptiles

Order: Squamousida

Family: dragon lizards

Scientific Name: Pogona vitticeps

 

Types of bearded dragon lizard

With regard to the types of bearded dragons are indistinguishable, they are similar, indistinguishable subspecies.

 

Bearded Dragon Characteristics

Bearded dragons are lizards that are about 50 to 60 cm in length. Female bearded dragons are often smaller than males. The tail of a bearded dragon is more than half the total length.

 

Appearance and appearance

The bearded dragon, when we look at it, is a medium-sized lizard, characterized by a very large and somewhat flat body, and has a long pointed tail, and thin but strong legs with long fingers that end in large claws.

The head of the bearded dragon is triangular and very thick. There are a series of scaly spines on either side of its neck and throat resembling a beard, which is why the bearded dragon is so named. These lizards have small, round, orange-yellow eyes. The weight of the bearded dragon is about 250 to 510 g. The body scales of a wild bearded jaguar and a bearded dragon are brown or gray with pale spots. However, some varieties in captivity show other colors such as sandy or buff.

 

The environment and distribution of the bearded dragon

The bearded dragon, as it is known, is an Australian animal that lives in the various habitats of the Australian continent, which we will explain in the following money.

 

Bearded Dragon Distribution Area

The bearded dragon is endemic to Australia in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Oceania.

The habitat and habitat of the bearded dragon

The bearded dragon lives mainly in arid environments and also in dry tropical savannas and desert regions.

 

bearded dragon diet

Bearded dragons are carnivores, but at the same time they are also vegetarians.

 

Food and prey for a bearded dragon

In adulthood, bearded dragons feed on fruits, leaves and flowers as well as small rodents and invertebrates such as spiders, insects, worms and other insects, but when they are young they feed mainly on insects.

 

Bearded Dragon Lifestyle

The bearded dragon is originally a solitary animal. However, it sometimes gathers when there is a lot of food and a lot of sunshine. It is a diurnal animal that warms itself in the sun during the day and during the hot hours of the day it takes shelter in the shade of the trees. The bearded dragon is one of the animals that spends a lot of time in the trees. Animals that have an excellent ability to climb trees and at night move on the ground and hide in hollows when in danger. When communicating with each other, these dragons blow their throats or shake their heads and cross the bearded dragon from lizards capable of changing their color.

 

bearded dragon predators

Large birds and some snakes, as well as cats and dogs, are the true predators of the bearded dragon. Small birds, in addition to small mammals, can prey on the eggs and young of the bearded fig.

 

The life cycle and reproduction of a bearded dragon

Bearded dragon crosses from the animals that reproduce through eggs and they are polyandrous animals and the bearded dragon reaches the stage of sexual maturity at the age of about 18 months and this animal does not have a real spawning season due to the ability of females to store sperm and is average and the female bearded dragon lays about 10 to 30 eggs and lays eggs 5 times a year where they dig a shallow nest in the sand and deposit their eggs in it. The average lifespan of a bearded dragon is about 8 years.

 

The most important threats to the bearded dragon

The bearded dragon lizard is one of the non-threatened animals, and the introduction of exotic animals into the Australian environment is one of the most important threats facing this animal .


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