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Agama anchietae BOCAGE, 1896

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAnchieta's Agama, Western Rock Agama 
SynonymAgama anchietae BOCAGE 1896:129
Agama mehelyi TORNIER 1902: 672
Agama namaquensis WERNER 1910: 320
Agama anchietae var. methueni BOULENGER & POWER 1921: 269
Agama anchietae — MERTENS 1955: 54
Agama anchietae — FITZSIMONS & BRAIN 1958
Agama anchietae — WERMUTH 1967:7
? Agama mehelyi — WERMUTH 1967: 17
Agama anchietae anchietae — AUERBACH 1987: 97
Agama mehelyi — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama anchietae — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama mehelyi — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007
Agama anchietae — BATES et al. 2014: 304 
DistributionS Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, Namibia, Republic of South Africa (NW Cape), Botswana

Type locality: Angola

mehelyi: Cameroon; Type locality: Bipindi [=‘Bipindihof], Cameroon [probably erroneous fide WAGNER et al. 2009].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.27.97 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: ZMB 18149, "Bipindi", leg. ZenkeI [mehelyi]
Syntyps: ZMB 22998 und ZMB 55937 (was ZBM 22998 part.) don. SCHULTZE; Terra typica: Groß-Bruckkarroßberg [now Namibia] [namaquensis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy after WERMUTH 1967 and STEJNEGER 1907. A. mehelyi was considered as valid species by various authors but has been synonymized with A. anchietae by WAGNER et al. (2009). 
EtymologyNamed after José de Anchieta (9 Oct 1832 -14 Sep 1897), Portugese explorer of Africa. 
References
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