Agama spinosa GRAY, 1831
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Agama spinosa?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Gray’s (Spiny) Agama|
|Synonym||Agama spinosa GRAY 1831: 57 (non Agama spinosa DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837)|
Agama spinosa — BOULENGER 1885: 355
Agama spinosa — ANDERSON 1898: 114
Agama spinosa — SCORTECCI 1929: 255
Agama spinosa — SCORTECCI 1929: 315
Agama agama spinosa — PARKER 1942: 49
Agama colonorum — BLANFORD 1870: 449
Agama agama spinosa — WERMUTH 1967: 5
Agama spinosa — LANZA 1978: 282
Agama spinosa — LANZA 1990
Agama spinosa — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||Egypt, Sudan, N Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, N Somalia|
Type locality: Africa, restricted to “Eastern desert north of Keneh”, Egypt by Anderson (1898) and to “Suakin, Sudan” by Marx (1968). These restrictions are invalid (Wagner et al. 2013), because the type locality is the locality where the name bearing type was collected (which is still unknown).
|Types||Holotype: unlocated, originally in BMNH, but now “unknown” (fide Wagner et al. 2013)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderately large species of Agama which can be identified by the following combination of characters: nasal scale round, smooth, and usually tubular; nasal scale in con- tact with the first canthus scale; neck crest rel- atively short and consisting of few but dis- tinctly high crest scales; ear hole surrounded by six tufts of spiny scales, with additional three tufts on the neck; vertebral and lateral body scales keeled and imbricate; ventral scales smooth; dorsal tail scales keeled, ventral tail scales smooth at the base; and males with one uncontinuous row of precloacal pores [Wagner et al. 2013]|
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