Agama tassiliensis GENIEZ, PADIAL & CROCHET, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Agama tassiliensis?
|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Agama tassiliensis GENIEZ, PADIAL & CROCHET 2011|
Agama tassiliensis — BÖHME 2014: 125
|Distribution||Mali (Adrar des Ifoghas), Niger (Aïr Mountains), Algeria (Ahaggar Mountains), Libya (Tassili n’Ajjer)|
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 2010.0632 (by original designation and monotypy); Paratype: ZFMK 63669, halfgrown female, Wadi Matendus, Libya, collected by H. NICKEL, 12 September 1996.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Agama tassiliensis clearly belongs to the impalearis – boueti – spinosa species group but differs from these species, among other characters, by its red, reddish-orange or orange vertebral stripe in males, long and angular head, long limbs and toes (with 4th toe usually slightly longer than 3rd toe), long but low nuchal crest made of 10 to 15 spines (rarely 8–9 spines) and large number of supralabials (10–16, usually around 12).|
|Comment||Similar species: this species has been previously mistaken either as A. impalearis or A. agama.|
Sympatry: Agama tassiliensis is sympatric with A. boueti at least in the Aïr Mountains.
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