Pogona microlepidota
Kimberley Bearded Dragon

Pogona microlepidota

About

The Pogona microlepidota is commonly known as the Kimberley Bearded Dragon or the Small-Scaled Dragon. The Pogona microlepidota is one of eight species contained in the Pogona genus.

Unlike the Pogona vitticeps, the Pogona microlepidota is rarely kept as a pet and is not commonly found outside of Australia. Like the Pogona henrylawsoni, Pogona barbata, Pogona microlepidota, and the Pogona minor they are considered exotic pets.

Description 

Pogona microlepidota will reach a maximum length of 28 cm. A lot smaller than the popular Pogona vitticeps that can reach 60 cm in length.  This species will exhibit a light to dark striped pattern with black, brown and orange.

Geography

Pogona microlepidota is commonly found in northwest Australia. 

Behavior

Pogona microlepidota shares a lot of the common behaviors present in the other Pogona species. Such as arm waving. The dragon will wave one of its front arms in a circular motion. This often signals a sign of submission, whether that be to a bigger dragon or a female to a male who is attempting to mate with her. A male will signal he wants to mate by head bobbing. In order to assert dominance, the male will aggressively move its head up and down. 

Logo link to the home page

Search