Pogona minor mitchelli
Northwest Bearded Dragon

Pogona minor mitchelli


The Pogona minor is commonly known as the Western Bearded Dragon, or simply Bearded Dragon. Pogona minor is one of eight species contained in the Pogona genus. The Pogona minor has three subspecies: Pogona minor minor, Pogona minor minima and Pogona minor mitchelli.

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


Pogona minor mitchelli will reach a maximum length of 32 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.



Pogona minor mitchelli is found in the tropical woodlands of the Kimberley region of north western Australia.


Pogona minor mitchelli 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.  


The diet of the Pogona minor mitchelli consists of small insects.

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