You are here » home advanced search Agama hispida

Agama hispida (KAUP, 1827)

IUCN Red List - Agama hispida - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Agama hispida?

Add your own observation of
Agama hispida »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesAgama hispida makarikarika FITZSIMONS 1932
Agama hispida hispida (KAUP 1827) 
Common NamesCommon Spiny Agama, Southern Spiny Agama 
SynonymLacerta hispida LINNAEUS 1758: 205 (fide WERMUTH 1967)
Trapelus hispidus KAUP 1827: 616
Agama aspera DAUDIN 1802: 364
Agama hispida— BOULENGER 1885: 349
Agama brachyura BOULENGER 1885: 350
Agama hispida — WERMUTH 1967: 14
Agama hispida — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama hispida — BATES et al. 2014: 307

Agama hispida makarikarika FITZSIMONS 1932
Agama hispida makarikarika FITZSIMONS 1932: 36
Agama hispida makarikarika — WERMUTH 1967: 14
Agama hispida makarikarica — AUERBACH 1987: 97
Agama makarikarika — BARTS 2003 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Namibia

makarikarika: NE Botswana; Type locality: Makarikari Pan, North Bechuanaland.

Type locality: “America australi”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN [Agama aspera]
Holotype: TM (probably, not specified) [makarikarika] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSubspecies: Agama hispida distanti is now considered as a subspecies of Agama aculeata. The status of Agama hispida makarikarika is unclear. Based on Leache et al. (2014) it is perhaps synonymous with A. etoshae, but not related to hispida!

The original description by Linnaeus 1758: 205-206 says

“23. L. cauda tereti mediocri, vertice trimuricato.
Mus. Ad. Fr. 1. p. 44. Lacerta eadem.
Seb. mus. 1. t. 109. f. 6.
t. 83. f. 1.2.
Habitat in America australi.”

Kitchell & Dundee 1994 translated this as follows:
“23. Lizard with a terate average tail, triple-spined at tip.
Mus. Ad. Fr. 1. p. 44. The same lizard.
Seb. mus. 1. t. 109. f.6.
t. 83. f. 1. 2.
It lives in South America” 
Etymology 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Barry, T.H. 1953. Contribution to the cranial morphology of Agama hispida. Ann. Uni. Stellenbosch 29A: 55-77
  • Barts, M. 2003. Die Agamen des südlichen Afrikas. Draco 4 (14): 70-79 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • Bates, M. F. 1992. Herpetofauna of the Orange Free State: An Interm Update on Distribution. J. Herpet. Assoc. Africa, 40: 42 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • 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
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1988. Les types d’Agamidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 10 (ser. 4) A (3), suppl.: 1-56
  • CORNELIUS, A., MARAIS, A. & CUNNINGHAM, P. C. 2012. Agama hispida Linnaeus, 1754. African Herp News (56): 35-37
  • Dobiey, M. 2005. Das Agamenportrait: Agama hispida (LINNAEUS 1758). Iguana Rundschreiben 18 (2): 15-19
  • FitzSimons, V. 1932. Preliminary descriptions of new forms of South African Reptilia and Amphibia, from the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, 1930. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 15 (1): 35-40 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Kaup, J. 1827. Zoologische Monographien. Isis von Oken 20: 610—625 [columns] - get paper here
  • Kitchell, K. & Dundee, H. A. 1994. A trilogy on the herpetology of Linnaeus's Systema Naturae X. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. 100: 1-61. - get paper here
  • Leaché, A. et al. 2014. A hybrid phylogenetic–phylogenomic approach for species tree estimation in African Agama lizards with applications to biogeography, character evolution, and diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79: 215-230, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.06.013 - get paper here
  • LEACHÉ, Adam D.; Rebecca A. CHONG, Theodore J. PAPENFUSS, Philipp WAGNER, Wolfgang BÖHME, Andreas SCHMITZ, Mark-Oliver RÖDEL, Matthew LEBRETON, Ivan INEICH, Laurent CHIRIO, Aaron BAUER, Edem A. ENIANG, & Sherif BAHA EL DIN 2009. Phylogeny of the genus Agama based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): 273–278 - get paper here
  • McLachlan G R 1981. Taxonomy of Agama hispida (Sauria: Agamidae) in southern Africa. Cimbebasia Ser. A 5(6): 219-227
  • Monard, ALBERT 1937. Contribution à l'herpétologie d'Angola. Arq. Mus. Bocage, Lisbon 8:19-153.
  • Pianka, Eric R. 1971. Lizard species density in the Kalahari Desert. Ecology 52 (6): 1024-1029 - get paper here
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator