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Pogona minor (STERNFELD, 1919)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Western Bearded Dragon, Dwarf Bearded Dragon
S: Dragón barbudo del Oeste 
SynonymAmphibolurus barbatus minor STERNFELD 1919
Pogona barbata minor — STORR 1982
Amphibolurus minor — COGGER 1983
Pogona loriae WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 19 (fide SHEA 1999)
Pogona minor minor — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 96
Pogona minor — COGGER 2000: 349
Pogona minor — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, South Australia, West Australia)

Type locality: Hermannsburg Mission, upper Finke River, N. T. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
TypesLectotype: 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)] 
CommentHybridization: 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] 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “minor” for small or smaller. 
References
  • Badham J A 1976. The Amphibolurus barbatus species-group (Lacertilia: Agamidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 24(3) 1976: 423-443 - get paper here
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Hauschild, A. & Bosch, H. 1997. Bartagamen und Kragenechsen. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 95 pp. [review in Draco 5 (22): 87] - get paper here
  • Hörenberg, T. 2006. Mitchells Bartagame. Terraria 1 (1): 36-43
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106 - get paper here
  • Müller, P.M. 2005. Bartagamen - die Gattung Pogona (STORR, 1982). Draco 5 (22): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Müller, P.M. 2010. Bartagamen. Die Gattung Pogona. Artgerechte Haltung, Pflege und Zucht. Natur und Tier Verlag, 167 pp [review in Iguana 25 (2): 15] - get paper here
  • Müller, Peter Maria 2002. Die Bartagame. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, Keltern-Weiler, 78 pp. [reviews in Elaphe 23 (2): 23, and Draco 5 (22): 88] - get paper here
  • Palika, Liz 2003. Leben mit Bartagamen. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 206 S. [review in Draco 5 (22): 84] - get paper here
  • Palika, Liz 2009. Leben mit Bartagamen, 8. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 206 pp. - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. 2005. Zur Ökologie und Naturgeschichte der Zwergbartagame (Pogona minor) in der Great Victoria Desert (Australien). Draco 5 (22): 63-66 - get paper here
  • Schuster, N. 2005. Haltung und Vermehrung von Mitchells Bartagame, Pogona mitchelli (BADHAM 1976). Draco 5 (22): 67-73 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1919. Neue Schlangen und Echsen aus Zentralaustralien. Senckenbergiana 1: 76-83 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1982. Revision of the bearded dragons (Lacertilia: Agamidae) of Western Australia with notes on the dismemberment of the genus Amphibolurus. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 19 (2): 199-214 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Stephen K. Knowles, David G. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia. Cornstalk Publishing, Pymble, NSW, 447 pp.
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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