Bearded Dragons

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Common Name: Bearded Dragon

Scientific Name: Pogona vitticeps


Complete Classification


Domain: Eukarya- Contains cells with a nuclear organelle


Kingdom: Animalia- Multi-cellular, mitochondrial heterotroph


Phylum: Chordata- Possesses a notochord


Class: Reptilia: Cold-blooded, air-breathing and completely ossified skeleton


Order: Squamata: Skull with two pairs of temporal openings


Family: Agamidae: True lizard, which includes chameleons and geckos


Genus: Pogona: Bearded lizard, omnivorous, lives in semiarid habitat


Species: Pogona Vitticeps

Phylogeny of Bearded Dragon and Its Close Relatives



Other Animals in the Class Reptilia:

Komodo Dragon

Gila Monster

Frilled Neck Lizard

Snapping Turtle

American Alligator