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Acanthocercus annectans (BLANFORD, 1870)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEritrean Rock Agama, Eritrean Ridgeback Agama 
SynonymAgama annectans BLANFORD 1870: 446
Agama annectens — BOULENGER 1885: 360
Agama annectans — PARKER 1942: 51
Agama cyanogaster annectens — KLAUSEWITZ 1954
Agama cyanogaster annectens — WERMUTH 1967: 12
Stellio annectens — LANZA 1983: 208
Stellio annectens — LANZA 1990
Acanthocercus annectens — BAIG & BÖHME 1997
Agama annectens — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Acanthocercus annectans — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2006: 25
Acanthocercus annectans — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 221 
DistributionEthiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti

Type locality: Sooroo (= Suru Pass, Eritrea, fide LOVERIDGE 1957)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1869.11.4.12 (male) 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Partition of the “Stellio” group of Agama into two distinct genera: Acanthocercus FITZINGER 1843, and Laudakia GRAY 1845 (Sauria: Agamidae). in: Bischoff, W.; Böhme, W. & Ziegler, T. (eds.) Herpetologia Bonnensis, Bonn (SEH), 416 pp.
  • Blanford, W.T. 1870. Observations of the geology and zoology of Abyssinia, made 1867-68. McMillan (London), xii + 487 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. 1999. Reptiles & Amphibiens de la République de Djibouti. BNDB, UICN, PNUD, Djibouti & MNHN, Paris, 60 pp. - get paper here
  • Klausewitz,W. 1954. Eidonomische Untersuchungen über die Rassenkreise Agama cyanogaster und Agama atricollis. 1. Der Rassenkreis der Agama cyanogaster. Senckenbergiana biologica 35: 137-146
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. Check list of the reptiles and amphibians of east Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 117 (2): 153-362 - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Peters, G. 1982. Eine neue Wirtelschwanzagame aus Ostafrika (Agamidae: Agama). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 58 (2): 265-268
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
 
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