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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

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


Bearded Dragons



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


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



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


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


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



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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