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Acanthosaura armata (GRAY, 1827)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Armored Pricklenape, Peninsular Horned Tree Lizard
G: Grosser Nackenstachler 
SynonymAgama armata GRAY in HARDWICKE 1827 (non Agama armata PETERS 1854)
Lophyurus armatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 413
Gonyocephalus (Acanthosaurus) armatus — FITZINGER 1843
Acanthosaura armata GRAY 1845
Acanthosaura armata — GÜNTHER 1864
Acanthosaura armata — BOULENGER 1885: 301
Acanthosaura armata — DE ROOIJ 1915: 125
Goniocephalus armatus armatus — SMITH 1935: 158
Acanthosaura armata — TAYLOR 1963: 866
Goniocephalus armatus — HENDRICKSON 1966: 64
Acanthosaura armata— WERMUTH 1967: 1
Acanthosaura armata — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 154
Acanthosaura armata — COX et al. 1998: 92
Acanthosaura armata — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 17
Acanthosaura armata — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionChina (Hainan), Myanmar (= Burma), S Thailand,
Malaysian peninsula, Indonesia (Sumatra),
Palau Pinang, Pulau Tioman

Type locality: Singapore Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.13.88, 1946.8.13.85, Types “Singapore” (fide WOOD et al. 2010). 
CommentType species: Agama armata GRAY in HARDWICKE 1827 is the type species of the genus Acanthosaura GRAY in GRIFFITH 1831. 
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