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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.
 
TypesBMNH 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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