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Downs bearded dragon

downs bearded dragon (Pogona henrylawsoni)
Winton, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Pogona henrylawsoni - Wells & Wellington, 1985
Pronunciation  poh-GO-na   HEN-ree-LAW-sun-ee
Etymology  Pogona: From the Greek pogon, meaning beard, refering to the small frill or ruff around the neck of these lizards.
henrylawsoni: "Named for Henry Lawson (17 June, 1867 to 2 September, 1922) Australian poet and philosopher."1
Other names  Lawson's bearded dragon
prairie dragon
black soil bearded dragon
Rankin's bearded dragon
dumpy dragon
plains bearded dragon
dwarf bearded dragon
Amphibolurus rankini
Pogona brevis
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 14.8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories



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