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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWiegmann's Agama 
SynonymOtocryptis wiegmanni WAGLER 1830: 150
Otocryptis bivittata WIEGMANN 1831 (fide SMITH 1935)
Otocryptis wiegmanni — WAGLER 1830: 150
Otocryptis bivittata — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 432
Otocryptis bivittata — BOULENGER 1885: 271
Otocryptis wiegmanni — SMITH 1935: 146
Otocryptis wiegmanni — WERMUTH 1967: 74
Otocryptis wiegmanni — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 86
Cophotis wiegmanni — JANZEN 2003: 31
Otocryptis wiegmanni — JANZEN 2003: 31
Otocryptis wiegmanni — JANZEN et al. 2007
Otocryptis wiegmanni — MANTHEY 2010 
DistributionSri Lanka (Ceylon), up to 1200 m elevation

Type locality: “America” (in error)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 708 (for both wiemanni and bivittata, see DENZER et al. 1997, who state that both WAGLER and WIEGMANN described the same specimen). 
Diagnosis 
CommentIllustration in BARTS & WILMS 2003.

Abundance: Common in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005).

Type species: Otocryptis wiegmanni WAGLER 1830 is the type species of the genus Otocryptis WAGLER 1830. 
EtymologyNamed after A. Fr. August Wiegmann (1802-1841), zoologist in Berlin. 
References
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