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Bearded Dragon   (Pogona sp.)
Category: Reptiles

 

 

There are eight species of bearded dragons in the Pogona genus, all adept climbers who are commonly found resting on branches and basking on rocks. They are widely distributed throughout Australia and able to live in a variety of habitats. They are named for the skin on their throat, which turns black when they are stressed or threatened.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogona

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizard-Species/Bearded-Dragon/

http://www.petsource.org/reptile-by-species/5367-bearded-dragon.html 

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Reptilia
Order - Squamata
Family - Agamidae
Genus - Pogona

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

The report of my breath was an exaggeration

For years, the Komodo dragon was accused of having a mouth so filthy that even if you escaped its terrible bite, you were doomed to eventually die from the ensuing bacterial infection. However, recent studies on Komodo dragons demonstrated that this was unfair, as they have mouths cleaner than many mammalian carnivores. It turns out the reality is worse than the myth: they have poison glands! Komodo dragons produce a venom that sends prey into shock while keeping its blood from clotting. A deer or pig who “escapes” will run off and go into shock, often bleeding out from its wounds within 3 hours, leaving an easy treat for the dragon.

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