Pogona barbata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Agamidae

Scientific Name: Pogona barbata (Cuvier, 1829)
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Bearded Dragon, Bearded Dragon, Common Bearded Dragon, Jew Lizard
Agama barbata Cuvier, 1829
Amphibolurus barbatus (Cuvier, 1829)
Grammatophora barbata (Cuvier, 1829)
Stellio discosomus Peron, 1807 [nomen oblitum]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutchinson, M.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Pogona barbata is a wide ranging species which inhabits human-affected environments and is facing no major threats at this time. For these reasons it has been assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in eastern and southeastern Australia, excluding Cape York Peninsula and Tasmania (Cogger 2000).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is reported to be common (Cogger 2002).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits dry woodlands, although it also occurs in agricultural land and urban areas and is encountered basking on roads and fence stumps (Abell-Davis 2000, Cogger 2000).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is of interest to the international pet industry.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be experiencing the effects of habitat loss and degradation due to factors including land clearing and cattle grazing. Its abundance has been shown to significantly decline as a result of grazing (Kutt and Woinarski 2007). However, due to its apparently flexible habitat requirements, this should not be considered a major threat at this time. This species is also of interest to the international pet industry.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place, or needed, for this species at the present time.

Citation: Hutchinson, M. 2010. Pogona barbata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T170419A6780303. . Downloaded on 16 December 2017.
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