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Agama montana BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE, 1928

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMontane rock agama 
SynonymAgama mossambica montana BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1928
Agama mossambica montana — LOVERIDGE 1936: 53
Agama montana — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 11
Agama montana — LANTERMANN & LANTERMANN 2009
Agama montana — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 239 
DistributionTanzania

Type locality: below Bagilo, Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
References
  • Barbour,T. & LOVERIDGE.A. 1928. A comparative study of the herpetological fauna of the Uluguru and Usambara mountains, Tanzania Territory with descriptions of new species. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool. Cambridge (Massachusetts), 50 (2): 85-265 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Emmrich,D. 1994. Herpetological results from some expeditions to the Nguru mountains, Tanzania. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin, 70(2): 281-300
  • Lantermann, W. & Lantermann, Y. 2009. Herpetologische Reiseeindrücke aus den Ost-Usambara-Bergen in Tanzania. Elaphe 17 (2): 53-61
  • 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
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
 
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