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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesTrapelus agilis isolepis (BOULENGER 1885)
Trapelus agilis agilis (OLIVIER 1807)
Trapelus agilis pakistanensis RASTEGAR-POUYANI 1999
Trapelus agilis khuzistanensis RASTEGAR-POUYANI 1999 
Common NamesE: Brilliant ground agama
G: Steppenagame
Russian: прыткая агама 
SynonymAgama agilis OLIVIER 1807: 394
Agama agilis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 496
Agama isolepis BOULENGER 1885: 342
Agama agilis — BOULENGER 1885: 341
Agama isolepis — BOULENGER 1887: 407
Agama kirmanensis NIKOLSKY 1899: 389
Agama kirmanensis var. brevicauda NIKOLSKY 1907: 272
Agama agilis — SMITH 1935: 221
Agama agilis — HAAS 1957: 66
Agama agilis — LEVITON 1959: 449
Agama kirmanensis — WERMUTH 1967: 16
Agama agilis — NILSON & ANDREN 1981: 134
Trapelus agilis — MACEY et al. 2000
Trapelus agilis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Laudakia kirmanensis — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013

Trapelus agilis isolepis (BOULENGER 1885)
Agama isolepis BOULENGER 1885
Agama isolepis — ALCOCK & FINN 1897: 555

Trapelus agilis pakistanensis RASTEGAR-POUYANI 1999
Trapelus agilis pakistanensis — KHAN 2003 
DistributionIran, Pakistan, India (Rajasthan, Gujarat), Russia ?, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhsan, China,
Iraq, Afghanistan

agilis: C Iranian Plateau, S Afghanistan, and SW Pakistan; Type locality: vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq. Changed to 110 km southeast of Isfahan city, Isfahan Province, central Iranian Plateau by Rastegar-Pouyani, 1999. This change was declared as invalid by Ananjeva et al. 2013.

isolepis: Afghanistan, Iran; Type locality: “between Magas and Bampur, Iran"

khuzistanensis: SW Iran; Type locality: SW Iran, Khuzistan Province, 5 km northwest of Haft-Gel on the road to Shushtar

pakistanensis: SE Pakistan and adjacent NW India. Type locality: Gaj-River, Kirthar Range, southeastern Pakistan

kirmanensis: Iran; Type locality: Kurin in Kirmano in Persia orientali.

brevicauda: Type locality: Kochrud in provincia Irak-Adschemi.  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 5708, and MNHN-RA 1994.1178 (formerly MNHN-RA 5708A) (2 syntypes)
Holotype: GNM 5424 (given as GNHM, Göteborg [khuzistanensis]
Holotype: SMF 63258 [pakistanensis]
Holotype: ZISP 9321, “Kurin in Kirmano orient.” [Kurin, Sargad region, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran]. Leg: N. A. Zarudny, 21.VI.1898 [kirmanensis]
Holotype: ZISP 10335, “Kochrud in prov. Irak-Ad- schemi” [Kohrud, Esfahan province, Iran, 33°38’ N 51°27’ E]. Leg: N. A. Zarudny, 26.IV.1904 [kirmanensis var. brevicauda]
Lectotype: BMNH [isolepis] 
CommentHaas 1957 cites OLIVER 1804 as author and year.

Synonymy: partly after RASTEGAR-POUYANI 2005

Subspecies: T. a. sanguinolentus is treated here as a valid species.

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. In Russia fide Sindaco et al. 2008: map 100, but not in Russia fide Dunaev & Orlova 2017. The species in Russia is T. sanguinolentus fide Doronin (pers. comm., 21. June 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “agilis” = mobile, agile, swift. 
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