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Agama kaimosae LOVERIDGE, 1935

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKakamega Agama 
SynonymAgama agama kaimosae LOVERIDGE 1935: 56
Agama kaimosae — WAGNER et al. 2008
Agama kaimosae — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 231 
DistributionKenya

Type locality: Lake Kaimosi, Kenya.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 40136; paratypes MCZ 
Diagnosis 
CommentLoveridge (1936) synonymized Agama kaimosae with Agama caudospinosa and designated the latter as a subspecies of Agama planiceps Peters, 1862; claiming he had misinterpreted the coloration of Agama caudospinosa and that the less spinose tail was an artifact, due to abrasion caused during escape attempts into rock crevices, in his entire type series of Agama kaimosae. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Wagner, P. 2008. Neues von afrikanischen Agamen. Iguana Rundschreiben 21 (1): 13
  • Wagner, P. 2014. A new cryptic species of the Agama lionotus complex from south of the Ngong Hills in Kenya. Salamandra 50 (4): 187-200 - get paper here
  • Wagner, P., A. Burmann & W. Böhme 2008. Studies on African Agama II - Resurrection of Agama agama kaimosae Loveridge, 1935 (Squamata: Agamidae) from synonymy and its elevation to species rank. Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (1): 1-7 - get paper here
  • Wagner, P.; Barej, M.F. & Schmitz, A. 2009. Studies on African Agama VII. A new species of the Agama agama-group (Linnaeus, 1758) (Sauria: Agamidae) from Cameroon & Gabon, with comments on Agama mehelyi Tornier, 1902. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): 285–297 - get paper here
 
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