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    Bearded Dragons vs Inland Bearded Dragons

    Sean brough home a book from the library, Terrarium and Cage Construction and Care, in the book they called bearded dragons Inland Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps). Is there a difference? I confused again, the book didn't explain very well.






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    That is one in the same. The Inland Bearded Dragon is (Pogona vitticeps). You also have Coastal (Eastern) Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) and Lawson's Dragons (Rankins) (Pogona henrylawsoni). Those are the main three. Inlands are the most sold in the pet trade, more available. Lawsons are a little smaller than the Inland.

    So now are you even more confused
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    Yeah, there are actually different species of bearded dragon, but the one that's most commonly kept is the inland bearded dragon. Inland bearded dragon is a more specific (and technically more correct) term for them than simply "bearded dragon".

    Its kind of like how there are many species of iguanas out there, but the most common one is the green iguana (Iguana iguana). More often than not people will simply tell you they have an iguana, and then you just assume they're talking about a green iguana.
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    Thanks!

    Ok, why did the book just say one of the species of Bearded Dragons is the Inland Bearded Dragon.

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    Because the Inland Bearded Dragon IS one of the many bearded dragon species...It just the main one that is easily accessible for regular pet trade.
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    lol - confusing isn't it !!! I have a book by Phillipe de Vosjoli and Robert Mailloux called General care and Maintenance of Bearded Dragons - I honestly thought when I first began that there was one type and one type only - then I opened the book lol

    This is what they list:-

    AN OVERVIEW OF THE DRAGONS IN THE GENUS Pogona
    The following species of Pogona are currently recognised:
    Bearded dragon (Pogona barbata)
    Lawson's or Rankin's dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni)
    Pogona microlepidota - they don't list a common name for this one
    Western bearded dragon (Pogona minima)
    Dwarf bearded dragon (Pogona minor)
    North-West bearded dragon (Pogona mitchelli)
    Nullarbor bearded dragon (Pogona nullarbor)
    Inland or Central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

    Obviously, this book is pretty old now and there may be more species listed - hope this gives an insight as to the different species out there (although I have never heard of most of them lol)

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    I have several books that list the above, but I didnt want to overywhelm Colleen
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    So the Genus is : Pogona and the Species if what ever specific breed name.

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    here is some info from our care sheet:

    Range
    All of the Bearded Dragon Species are native to parts of Australia and New Guinea. They are found mainly in arid, rocky, semi desert regions and/or open woodlands. There are seven (7) species of Bearded Dragons, the most common of which is the Pogona Vitticeps (also known as the Inland or Central Bearded Dragon). This species of Bearded Dragon is the most widely available species in the US. Pogona Barbatta (also known as the Eastern or Common Bearded Dragon) and the Pogona Henrylawsoni (also known as the Rankins Bearded Dragon) are becoming more available in the hobby as adult specimens are being selectively bred. The remaining species, Pogona Minima (also known as the Western Bearded Dragon), the Pogona Minor (also known as the Dwarf Bearded Dragon), the Pogona Mitchelli (found in Northwest Australia), the Pogona Nullabar, and the Pogona Microlepitoda are all far more less commonly found in the US.

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    Sorry - I didn't want to overwhelm anyone either but I never even knoew that more species existed lol

    Yes Collen, Pogona is the is the species and the latter part is the 'locale' name (I think )

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