Pogona mitchelli (BADHAM, 1976)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pogona mitchelli?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Amphibolurinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: North-west Bearded Dragon|
G: Mitchells Bartagame
|Synonym||Amphibolurus mitchelli BADHAM 1976|
Pogona minor mitchelli — STORR 1982
Pogona minor mitchelli — WILSON & KNOWLES 1988
Pogona mitchelli — COGGER 1994
Pogona mitchelli — MÜLLER 2002
Pogona mitchelli — SCHUSTER 2005
Pogona mitchelli — MÜLLER 2010
|Distribution||N West Australia, NW North Territory|
Type locality: Derby, Western Australia. 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||Holotype: WAM R26828|
|Comment||In areas where both mitchellii and minor occur the two forms hybridize (MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999, MÜLLER 2002).|
Diagnosis: A moderately large Pogona, distinguishable from P. m. minor by its brighter coloration (more brownish, less greyish), greater size, wider head, stronger contrast between scales in front of and behind transverse series of occipital spines, and lack of longitudinal series of spines on side of nape [STORR 1982].
Max. total length: 40 cm (SVL: 170 mm, TL 250 mm) [mitchelli]
|Etymology||P. (m.) mitchelli was named after Francis John Mitchell, Curator of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide.|