The Central Bearded Dragon is similar in shape to the Eastern Bearded Dragon. It has beard of spines around the throat and only one or two rows of spines down the sides. The spines across the back of the head are in a straight line. The body is grey to reddish brown with pale blotches. The inside of the mouth is pink and some animals have a patch of orange on side of the head around the eye. The beard is often black on mature males.
25cm snout to vent length
semi-arid to arid woodlands
omnivorous. Feeds on insects and other invertebrates, flowers, fruit, leaves.
Females dig a burrow and lay up to 24 eggs per clutch, and up to 9 clutches per year. In captive conditions, the eggs will hatch in 55 to 75 days.
The Central Bearded Dragon is found in eastern central parts of Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Central Bearded Dragons are popular in the pet trade. They are easy to keep and breed because of their manageable size and pleasant temperament. They have an inquisitive nature, and can be interesting pets.
|Common Name:||Central Bearded Dragon|
Relatives in same Genus
Bearded Dragon (P. barbata)
Lawson's dragon (P. henrylawsoni)
Dwarf Bearded Dragon (P. minor minima)
Western Bearded Dragon (P. minor minor)
Mitchell's Dragon (P. mitchelli)