Pogona henrylawsoni WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pogona henrylawsoni?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Black-soil Bearded Dragon, Dumpy Dragon, Dwarf Bearded Dragon|
G: Zwerg Bartagame, Lawsons Bartagame
S: Dragón barbudo de Rankin
|Synonym||Pogona henrylawsoni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 19|
Pogona brevis WITTEN 1994
Pogona sp. — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 98
Pogona rankini (fide MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999)
Pogona henrylawsoni — SHEA & SADLIER 1999: 55
Pogona henrylawsoni — COGGER 2000: 744
Pogona henrylawsoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (C Queensland)|
Type locality: 118 km W Richmond, Qld.
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R116984. A neotype designation of AMS R143896, 34.4km N Barkly Highway via Normanton rd, Qld, collected R. Sadlier & G. Shea, 6.iv.1994 by Witten (1994) is invalid, as the holotype has never been missing.|
|Comment||Synonymy: Witten (1994) erroneously considered the holotype as lost and nominated as neotype a QM specimen of Pogona vitticeps, leading him to redescribe P. henrylawsoni as a new species, Pogona brevis, now a junior synonym of P. henrylawsoni. Not listed by BARTS & WILMS (1997). Amphibolurus rankini appears to be a name circulating among herpetoculturists before it was published anywhere; it was based on the intention of Richard Wells to be published eventually. However, the species was later described as P. henrylawsoni with “rankini” left as a nomen nudum although it is possible that pictures of this species have been published under that name before 1984 (R. Wellington, pers. comm., 28 Jan 2013).|
Hybridization: P. henrylawsoni and P. nullarbor hybridize (MÜLLER 2010). P. henrylawsoni als hybridizes with P. vitticeps (MÜLLER 2002).
Illustration: cover of Iguana Rundschreiben 2 (1) .