Nobbi Dragon
S8, Male, Breeding Colours, close up
Eastern Bearded Dragon
"Oh they can see me"
Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Dragon (Agamidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata)
This Photo:     🔍Arrived under the trailer🔎

Thank you Ralph Foster for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
These are very difficult to distinguish with the Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps).
These have a curved spine line (behind the head) and many flank spines (not just one or 2 rows). One of the difficulties is that the skin has folds in the side. They can blow themselves up to look larger, or sitting normally the folds of skin bring the flank spines closer together.
They are very variable in size, colour and attributes. We think the majority of these variations are due to age, environment & health. Suspecting the larger, more colourful specimens being older; and the smaller, grey ones being younger.
Another indicator is that P barbata have yellow mouths, while P vitticeps have pink.
Matt Campbell said Eastern Bearded Dragons have "Irregular rows of spines along the side."
Asimakis Patitsas also said of Eastern; "the base of the tail has rings of enlarged scales"

Similar Species: Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

Copyright © 2014-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)