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Bearded dragons
Pogona - Storr, 1982

Pronunciation: poh-GO-na
Etymology: From the Greek pogon, meaning beard, refering to the small frill or ruff around the neck of these lizards.

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 6 out of 6 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Nullarbor bearded dragon (Pogona nullarbor) at 13 cm
 Longest Australian species: eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata) at 25 cm
Number of Australian species: 6

eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata)
Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata) distribution range map Pogona barbata
Eastern bearded dragon
Year described
(Cuvier 1829)

downs bearded dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni)
Winton, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
downs bearded dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni) distribution range map Pogona henrylawsoni
Downs bearded dragon
Year described
Wells & Wellington 1985

small-scaled bearded dragon (Pogona microlepidota)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
small-scaled bearded dragon (Pogona microlepidota) distribution range map Pogona microlepidota
Small-scaled bearded dragon
Year described
(Glauert 1952)
3-5 rows of long spines running along flank.

dwarf bearded dragon (Pogona minor)
Francois Peron National Park, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
dwarf bearded dragon (Pogona minor) distribution range map Pogona minor
Dwarf bearded dragon
Year described
(Sternfeld 1919)
1 row of long spines running along flank.

Nullarbor bearded dragon (Pogona nullarbor)
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia
Photo © Rob Valentic
Nullarbor bearded dragon (Pogona nullarbor) distribution range map Pogona nullarbor
Nullarbor bearded dragon
Year described
(Badham 1976)

inland bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)
Innamincka, South Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
inland bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) distribution range map Pogona vitticeps
Inland bearded dragon
Year described
(Ahl 1926)

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