Pogona minor (STERNFELD, 1919)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pogona minor?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Western Bearded Dragon, Dwarf Bearded Dragon|
S: Dragón barbudo del Oeste
|Synonym||Amphibolurus barbatus minor STERNFELD 1919|
Pogona barbata minor — STORR 1982
Amphibolurus minor — COGGER 1983
Pogona minor minor — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 96
Pogona minor — COGGER 2000: 349
Pogona minor — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (North Territory, South Australia, West Australia)|
Type locality: Hermannsburg Mission, upper Finke River, N. T. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Lectotype: SMF 10339 (designated by Mertens 1967); Paralectotype: ZMB 29651, "Finke-River, Zentralaustralien", leg. M. Leonhardi; Terra typica: Missionsstation Hermannsburg, oberer Finke-Fluß, Zentralaustralien [= North Territory, fide LOVERIDGE (1934)]|
|Comment||Hybridization: In areas where both mitchellii and minor occur the two forms hybridize (MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999, MÜLLER 2002).|
Subspecies: The former subspecies Pogona minor mitchelli (BADHAM 1976) and minima have been elevated to full species status.
Diagnosis A moderately small Pogona with a single series of small erect spines along dorsoventral angle of body, distinguishable from P. minor minima by its much shorter appendages and from P. minor mitchelli by its greyish coloration, narrower head and weaker spines (specially those of transverse occipital series) [STORR 1982]
Size: Max. total length: 40 cm (SVL: 16 cm) [minor]
|Etymology||Etymology: Named after Latin “minor” for small or smaller.|