THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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BLACK SOIL BEARDED DRAGON
also known as

Rankin's Bearded Dragon, Lawson's Dragon and Prairie Dragon

Pogona henrylawsoni
(
was P. brevis and P. rankini)



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I took this photo of an adult Black-Soil Bearded Dragon Pogona henrylawsoni years before the species was described. It was on display at Joe Bredl's original Reptile Park, which used to be next door to his house in Renmark, South Australia ( The park was later relocated to the main Highway)

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This juvenile Black-Soil Bearded Dragon Pogona henrylawsoni was one of the first to be kept on permit in South Australia.

This species is regularly seen in the pet trade and has a similar temperament to an Inland Bearded Dragon but is much smaller and occurs in central Queensland.

In captivity the Black-Soil Bearded Dragon has been hybridised with the Inland Bearded Dragon to produce what has been called a Vittikin Dragon. The hybrids are claimed to be fertile. (Note that hybridising reptiles is illegal in some states of Australia.)

Black-Soil Bearded Dragon Pogona henrylawsoni
Care Sheet - Reptile One

 

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Click here for more information about Bearded Dragon Species

Click here for a complete list of Australian Dragons (Agamas)

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