Pogona microlepidota
Kimberley Bearded Dragon

Pogona microlepidota


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.


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.


Pogona microlepidota is commonly found in northwest Australia. 


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. 

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