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Taxonomy of the family Agamidae
Bibliography of the genus Pogona
Biodiversity of the family Agamidae








Genus
Pogona

Bearded Dragons

Bartagamen

Skægagamer

1982 Pogona Storr (type species: Agama barbata Cuvier 1829)
1985 Uxoriousauria Wells & Wellington (type species: Amphibolurus barbatus microlepidotus Glauert 1952; syn. Cogger 1996)
Contents: 8 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Amphibolurus (e.g., Wermuth 1967). Revalidated as a separate genus by Storr (1982).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Pogona barbata

Eastern Bearded Dragon, Common Bearded Dragon, Jew Lizard

Östliche Bartagame

Østlig Skægagam

1829 Agama barbata Cuvier
Gemmatophora barbata Gray 1831
Grammatophora barbata Duméril & Duméril 1851
Amphibolurus barbatus Boulenger 1885

Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria).


Pogona barbata
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Pogona henrylawsoni

Short-tailed Bearded Dragon, Downs Bearded Dragon, Black Soil Bearded Dragon

Zwergbartagame

Korthalet Skægagam, (Rankins Skægagam)

1985 Pogona henrylawsoni Wells & Wellington
1994 Pogona brevis Witten (Shea 1995)

Remarks: Previously known among herpetoculturists under the invalid name Pogona rankini.
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Pogona henrylawsoni
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Pogona microlepidota

Kimberley Bearded Dragon, Small-scaled Bearded Dragon

Kimberley-Bartagame

Kimberley-skægagam

1952 Amphibolurus barbatus microlepidotus Glauert
Amphibolurus microlepidotus Badham 1976
Pogona microlepidota Storr 1982
Uxoriousauria microlepidota Wells & Wellington 1985

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Pogona minima

Houtman Abrolhos Bearded Dragon, Abrolhos Bearded Dragon, (Western Bearded Dragon)

Kleine Bartagame

Abrolhos-skægagam

1933 Amphibolurus barbatus minimus Loveridge
Amphibolurus minimus Badham 1976
Pogona minor minima Storr 1982
Amphibolurus minor minimus Storr, Hanlon & Dunlop 1983
Pogona minima Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of minor (e.g., Shea & Sadlier 1999; Storr 1982; Wilson & Knowles 1988; Witten 1994; How, Pearson, Desmond & Maryan 2004; Wilson & Swan 2010).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia: Houtman Abrolhos Islands).


Pogona minor

Dwarf Bearded Dragon, (Western Bearded Dragon)

Westliche Bartagame

Dværg-skægagam

1919 Amphibolurus barbatus minor Sternfeld
Amphibolurus minor Storr 1964
Pogona minor Storr 1982
1985 Pogona loriae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Remarks: Some authors regard minima and mitchelli as subspecies of minor.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Pogona minor
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Pogona mitchelli

Northwestern Bearded Dragon, (Mitchell's Bearded Dragon)

Nordwestliche Bartagame, (Mitchells Bartagame)

Nordvestlig Skægagam

1976 Amphibolurus mitchelli Badham
Pogona minor mitchelli Storr 1982
Pogona mitchelli Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Sometimes regarded as a subspecies of minor (e.g., Storr 1982; Storr, Hanlon & Dunlop 1983; Wilson & Knowles 1988; Ehmann 1992; Witten 1994; Wilson & Swan 2010). Cogger (2014) also treated mitchelli as a subspecies of minor in the species account of minor, but listed mitchelli as a separate species in the distribution list.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Pogona mitchelli
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Pogona nullarbor

Nullarbor Bearded Dragon

Nullarbor-Bartagame

Nullarbor-skægagam

1976 Amphibolurus nullarbor Badham
Pogona nullarbor Storr 1982

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Pogona vitticeps

Central Bearded Dragon, Inland Bearded Dragon

Streifenköpfige Bartagame

Centralaustralsk Skægagam

1926 Amphibolurus vitticeps Ahl
Pogona vitticeps Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of barbata (e.g., Wermuth 1967).
Introduced to: South Africa (Gauteng), USA (Florida).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria).


Pogona vitticeps
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