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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesPogona minor minor (STERNFELD 1919)
Pogona minor minima (LOVERIDGE 1933) 
Common NamesE: Western Bearded Dragon, Dwarf Bearded Dragon
S: Dragón barbudo del Oeste
G: Westliche Bartagame, Zwergbartagame
E: Western Bearded Dragon [minima]
G: Westliche Bartagame, Kleine Bartagame [minima] 
SynonymAmphibolurus barbatus minor STERNFELD 1919
Amphibolurus barbatus minor — STERNFELD 1925: 234
Amphibolurus barbatus minor — GLAUERT 1959
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

Pogona minor minima (LOVERIDGE 1933)
Amphibolurus barbatus minimus LOVERIDGE 1933
Amphibolurus minimus — BADHAM 1976
Pogona minor minima — STORR 1982
Amphibolurus minimus — COGGER 1983
Pogona minor minima — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988
Pogona minima — COGGER 2000: 349
Pogona minor minima — WILSON & SWAN 2013
Pogona minor minima — COGGER 2014: 752 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia)

Type locality: Hermannsburg Mission, upper Finke River, N. T.

minima: Australia (Western Australia; Houtman's Abrolhos Islands); Type locality: West Wallaby Is., Houtman's Abrolhos, W. A.  
Reproductionoviparous 
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)
Holotype: MCZ 32972 [minima] 
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.

NCBI taxonomy: 206600 [minima] 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “minor” for small or smaller. 
References
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  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Glauert, L. 1959. Herpetological Miscellanea. XI. Dragon Lizards of the Genus Amphibolurus. Western Australian Naturalist 7 (2): 42-51
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1933. New agamid lizards of the genera Amphibolurus and Physignathus from Australia. Proc. New England zool. Club 13: 69-72
  • 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
  • Sternfeld, R. 1925. Beiträge zur Herpetologie Inner-Australiens. Abhandlungen Herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 38: 221—251
  • 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
  • Werning, H. 2014. Ein neuer Drachen erobert die Welt: Pogona minor im Terrarium. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (110): 38-42
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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  • 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.
 
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