Evolution History

The genus Pogona is divided into several species of which Pogona vitticeps is one.  The Pogona’s are part of the family Agamidae and the suborder Iguania which belong to the group Squamata which include lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians and belong to the larger group Lepidosauria (Schwenk, 2000).

 

The cladograms below illustrate the evolutionary relationship between these groups of species (2000).

Lepidosauria is a large group of reptiles which include about 7150 species of tuatara, lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians (2000).

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