bearded dragon

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bearded dragon

n.
Any of various Australian lizards in the genus Pogona, especially P. vitticeps, having spiny scales along their sides and on a pouch under the jaw that is inflated during defensive displays. They are often kept as pets.

bearded dragon

n
1. (Animals) Also called: bearded lizard or jew lizard a large Australian lizard, Amphibolurus barbatus, with an erectile frill around the neck
2. (Animals) another name for frill-necked lizard
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Eleven of 131 Pogona vitticeps lizards caught at several sites in southeastern Australia during three years had female sex organs but the male ZZ set of sex chromosomes, says Clare Holleley of the University of Canberra in Australia.
The three dragon lizards in the National Zoo, of the Pogona minor species, are using all of their legs to cling in perfect stillness to logs.