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Agama bottegi BOULENGER, 1897

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSomali Agama 
SynonymAgama bottegi BOULENGER 1897: 717
Agama bottegi — LANZA 1978: 276
Agama bottegi — LANZA 1990
Agama bottegi — WAGNER & BAUER 2011 

Type locality: Lugh, Somaliland [= Somalia, 03°47’46’’ N, 42°32’32’’ E]  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 28548, adult male, collected by Capt. U. Ferrandi (V. Bòttego Expedition). 
CommentStatus unclear according to WERMUTH 1967 but valid according to Wagner & Bauer 2011.

Abundance: Until Lanza 1978, the species was only known from the types.

Similar species: Agama spinosa Gray, 1831. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1898. Concluding report on the late Capt. Bottego’s collection of reptiles and batrachians from Somaliland and British East Africa. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, (2) 18: 715-723 [1897] - get paper here
  • Lanza B 1978. On some new or interesting east African amphibians and reptiles. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 10 (14): 229-297
  • 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
  • Wagner, Philipp and Aaron Bauer 2011. A new dwarf Agama (Sauria: Agamidae) from Ethiopia. Breviora (527): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp; Adam Leaché; Tomáš Mazuch; Wolfgang Böhme 2013. Additions to the lizard diversity of the Horn of Africa: Two new species in the Agama spinosa group. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 363–387 - get paper here
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