Pogona nullarbor
Nullarbor Bearded Dragon

Pogona nullarbor

About

The Pogona nullarbor is commonly known as the Nullarbor Dragon. The Pogona nullarbor is one of eight species contained in the Pogona genus.

Unlike the Pogona vitticeps, the Pogona nullarbor is rarely kept as a pet and is not commonly found outside of Australia. Like the Pogona henrylawsoni, Pogona barbata, Pogona microlepidota, and the Pogona minor they are considered exotic pets.

The name of the Pogona nullarbor comes from its typical distribution across the Nullarbor Plain in southern Australia.

Description 

Pogona nullarbor will reach a maximum length of 26 cm. A lot smaller than the popular Pogona vitticeps that can reach 60 cm in length.  This species will exhibit a light to dark grey-brown grey-orange pattern.

Geography

Pogona nullarbor is commonly found in south western Australia.  This species is commonly found in woodlands, coastal dunes, and shrublands.  (Cogger 2014)

Behavior

Pogona nullarbor shares a lot of the common behaviors present in the other Pogona species. Such as arm waving. The dragon will wave one of its front arms in a circular motion. This often signals a sign of submission, whether that be to a bigger dragon or a female to a male who is attempting to mate with her. A male will signal he wants to mate by head bobbing. In order to assert dominance, the male will aggressively move its head up and down. 

References

Cogger, H.G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia: Seventh Edition. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.

Storr, G. M. 1982. Revision of the bearded dragons (Lacertilia: Agamidae) of Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust.

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