You are here » home advanced search Uromastyx aegyptia

Uromastyx aegyptia (FORSKAL, 1775)

IUCN Red List - Uromastyx aegyptia - Vulnerable, VU

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Uromastyx aegyptia?

Add your own observation of
Uromastyx aegyptia »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaAgamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesUromastyx aegyptia aegyptia (FORSKAL 1775)
Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis ARNOLD 1980
Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni WILMS & BÖHME 2000 
Common NamesE: Egyptian Mastigure, Egyptian Spiny–tailed Lizard
G: Ägyptischer Dornschwanz
E: Leptien’s Mastigure (leptieni)
G: Leptiens Dornschwanzagame (leptieni) 
SynonymLacerta aegyptia FORSKAL 1775: 13
Lacerta harbai FORSKAL 1775: 9
Stellio spinipes DAUDIN 1802: 31
Lacerta herbai MERREM 1820: 56 (nom. subst.)
Uromastix spinipes — GEOFFROY ST Hilaire 1827: 125
Stellio spinipes — CUVIER 1831: 121
Uromastix spinipes — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837: 541
Uromastix spinifer — BRÜHL 1874 (in error)
Uromastix spinipes — BOULENGER 1885: 407
Uromastix spinipes — BOULENGER 1887: 407
Uromastix aegyptius — ANDERSON 1896: 79
Uromastyx aegyptius — SCHMIDT 1939
Uromastix aegyptius — SCHMIDT 1941
Uromastyx aegyptia — WILMS 2002: 16
Uromastyx aegyptia — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx aegyptia — TAMAR et al. 2017

Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni WILMS & BÖHME 2000
Uromastyx leptieni WILMS & BÖHME 2000
Uromastyx leptieni — WILMS 2007
Uromastyx leptieni — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni — WILMS et a. 2009
Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni — TAMAR et al. 2017

Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis ARNOLD 1980
Uromastix microlepis BLANFORD 1874
Uromastix microlepis — BOULENGER 1885: 407
Uromastix microlepis — SCHMIDT 1939
Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis – MERTENS 1956: 93
Uromastyx microlepis — HAAS 1957
Uromastyx microlepis — LEVITON & ANDERSON 1967: 164
Uromastyx microlepis — HORNBY 1996
Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis — MÜLLER 1996
Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis — CUNNINGHAM 2000
Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis — WILMS & WAGMANN 2007
Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis — AL-SHAMMARI 2012
Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis — AL-SADOON et al. 2016
Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis — TAMAR et al. 2017 
DistributionEgypt (East of the Nile), Israel, N Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan

leptieni: Oman, United Arab Emirates (vicinity of Muscat in the south through the Batina coastal plain and the eastern foothills of the Hajar al-Gharbi mountains to the Musandam Peninsula in the north); Type locality: Wadi Sijii, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

microlepis: deserts and semideserts of Arabia (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait), in Jordan, Syria, Iraq and coastal Iran; Type locality: vicinity of Basrah, Iraq.

Type locality: Egypt.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: ZFMK 44216, and lectotype designated by Wilms & Böhme 2000.
Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.14.55 [microlepis]
Holotype: ZFMK 52398, adult female, coll. R. LEPTIEN, VI. 1983 [leptieni] 
CommentOne of the largest species of the genus with a total length of up to 76 cm.

Distribution: not in Libya fide Bauer et al. 2017. See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Type species: Stellio spinipes DAUDIN 1802 (= Uromastyx aegyptia) is the type species of the genus Uromastyx MERREM 1820. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Egypt. 
References
  • Al-Quran, S. 2009. The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6 (4): 385-391 [this journal has a dubious record, see http://goo.gl/81SBPv]
  • Al-Sadoon, Mohammed K., Bilal Ahmad Paray, Hamad S. Al-Otaibi 2016. Survey of the reptilian fauna of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. V. The lizard fauna of Turaif region Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.sjbs.2016.04.005 - get paper here
  • Al-Shammari, Ahmed M. 2012. Additional Records of Lizards in Ha'il Province, Saudi Arabia. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 287-291 - get paper here
  • Alshammari, Ahmed M. and Adel A. Ibrahim 2015. Lizards and Snakes in the Historical Faid Protected Area (Faid Hema), Ha'il Region, Saudi Arabia. Herp. Cons. Biol. 10 (3) - get paper here
  • ALSHAMMARI, AHMED M. AND ADEL A. IBRAHIM 2015. LIZARDS AND SNAKES IN THE HISTORICAL FAID PROTECTED AREA (FAID HEMA), HA'IL REGION, SAUDI ARABIA Herp. Cons. Biol. 10 (3):1021–1029 - get paper here
  • Anderson, John 1896. A Contribution to the Herpetology of Arabia, with a preliminary list of the reptiles and batrachians of Egypt. London, R. H. Porter, 124 pp.
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Arnold E N 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. JOURNAL OF OMAN STUDIES SPECIAL REPORT (No. 2): 273-332 - get paper here
  • Bar, Aviad and Guy Haimovitch 2012. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Pazbar LTD, 246 pp. - get paper here
  • Bauer A.M. and Russell A.P 2017. Carl Bernhard Brühl and the Herpetological Contributions of his Zootomie aller Thierklassen Bibliotheca Herpetologica 13 (1-2): 4-34
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Jonathan C. DeBoer , Dylan J. Taylor 2017. Atlas of the Reptiles of Libya. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (8): 155-318 - get paper here
  • Blanford,W.T. 1874. Descriptions of two Uromasticine lizards from Mesopotamia and Southern Persia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1874: 656-161 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. A list of the reptiles and batrachians obtained near Muscat, Arabia, and presented to the British Museum by Surgeon-Major A.S.G. Jayakar. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5) 20: 407-408 - get paper here
  • Brühl, C.B. 1874. Zootomie aller Thierklassen für Lernende, nach Autopsien, skizzirt. Bd. 1-4. Alfred Hölder, Wien: Bd. 1, 86 pp.; Bd. 2, 90 pp.; Bd. 3, 114 pp.; Bd. 4, 152 pp. (published in parts from 1874 to 1888, see Bauer & Russell 2017 for details) - get paper here
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • Cogălniceanu, Dan; Aurora Castilla, Aitor Valdeon, Alberto Gosa, Noora Al Jaidah, Ali Alkuwary, Essam Saifelnasr, Paloma Mas, Renee Richer, Ahmad Amer Al Hemaidi 2014. A preliminary report on the distribution of lizards in Qatar. ZooKeys 373 (2014): 67-91<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.373.5994 - get paper here
  • Cunningham, P. 2000. Daily activity pattern and diet of a population of the Spiny-tailed Lizard, Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis, during summer in the United Arab Emirates. Zoology in the Middle East 21: 37 - get paper here
  • CUNNINGHAM, P. L. 2009. Foraging behavior of the Egyptian Spiny-tailed Lizard Uromastyx aegyptia (FORSKÅL, 1775) [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 22: - get paper here
  • Cuvier, G. 1831. The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization, by the Baron Cuvier, ... with additional descriptions of all the species hitherto named, and of many not before noticed, by Edward Griffith... and others. Vol. 9. Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London, 481 pp. - get paper here
  • Daudin 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles, Vol. 4. F. Dufart, Paris.
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • Disi, Ahmad; Zuhair S. Amr, Nashat Hamidan 2014. Diversity, Threats, and Conservation of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Herpetofauna of Jordan . Russ. J. Herpetol. 21 (3): 221-233 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1837. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 570 pp. - get paper here
  • El-Toubi, M.R. 1945. Notes on the cranial osteology of Uromastyx aegyptia (Forskal). Bull. Fac. Sci., Cairo. Fouad I University 25:1-10.
  • El-Toubi, M.R. 1949. The post-cranial osteology of the lizard, Uromastyx aegyptia (Forskal). Journal of Morphology 84(2): 281-292.
  • Forskål,P. 1775. Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere Orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Mölleri, Hauniae, xxxiv + 164 pp. - get paper here
  • Geoffroy, l. 1827. Description des Reptiles. In: Savigny, M. J. C. L. de, Description de l’Égypte... Vol. l. Histoire Naturelle. Paris, L’imprimerie impériale. pp. 121-160 (115-184) [1809?] - get paper here
  • Haas G. and Werner, Y. L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from Southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 138: 327-406. - get paper here
  • Haas, Georg 1957. Some amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29 (3): 47-86 - get paper here
  • Hornby, R. 1996. A checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the UAE. Tribulus: Bulletin of the Emirates Natural History Group 6(1): 9-13 - get paper here
  • Ibrahim, Adel A. 2013. The Herpetology of the Suez Canal Zone, Egypt. Vertebrate Zoology 63 (1): 87–110 - get paper here
  • Joger,U. 1987. An interpetation of reptile zoogeography in Arabia, with special reference to Arabian herpetofaunal relations with Africa. In: Krupp,F., Schneider,W. & Kinzelbach,R. (eds.): Proceedings of the symposium on the fauna and zoogeography of the Middle Eas Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients, A 28, Wiesbaden: 257-271.
  • Jongbloed, M. 2000. Field Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the UAE - Wild about reptiles. Barkers Trident Communications, 116 pp.
  • Khannoon, Eraqi R. 2016. The femoral gland secretions of two xeric-adapted agamid lizards Uromastyx aegyptia and U. ornata (Squamata: Agamidae): a comparative study The Herpetological Journal 26 (4): 271-276 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. & Anderson,S.C. 1967. Survey of the reptiles of the Sheikdom of Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninsula. Part II. Systematic account of the collction of reptiles made in the Sheikdom of Abu Daby by John Gasperetti. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 39: 157-192 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Merrem, B. 1820. Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien I (Tentamen Systematis Amphibiorum). J. C. Kriegeri, Marburg, 191 pp.
  • MOHAMMED, Rihab Ghaleb; Nasrullah RASTEGAR-POUYANI, Rasoul KARAMIANI and Fadhil Abbas RHADI 2015. THE LIZARD FAUNA OF AL-NAJAF PROVINCE, SOUTHERN IRAQ Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Science Science Journal (CSJ) 36 (3): 21-30 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Schmidt, K. P. & Marx, H. 1956. The herpetology of Sinai. Fieldiana 39 (4): 21-40 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1939. Reptiles and amphibians from Southwestern Asia. Publ. Field Mus. nat. Hist., zool. Ser., 24: 49-92 - get paper here
  • Seufer, H.; Kowalski, T. & Zilger, H.J. 2007. Die Dornschwanzagamen des Sultanats Oman. Draco 8 (31): 67-74 - get paper here
  • Siebenrock, Friedrich 1892. Ueber Wirbelassimilation bei den Sauriern. Annalen des Königlichen Kaiserlichen Naturhistorischen Hofmuseum in Wien 7: 373-378
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • Tamar, Karin; Margarita Metallinou , Thomas Wilms , Andreas Schmitz , Pierre‐André Crochet , Philippe Geniez , Salvador Carranza 2017. Evolutionary history of spiny-tailed lizards (Agamidae: Uromastyx) from the Saharo-Arabian region. Zool Scripta 2017;00:1–15 - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 1: The amphibians, worm lizards, agamas and chameleons. Podarcis 1 (3): 70-82
  • Werning, H. 2015. Jurassic World im Wohnzimmer. Mini-Dinos für das Terrarium Reptilia (Münster) 20 (114): 26-37 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2001. Dornschwanzagamen, 2. Aufl. Herpeton, Offenbach, 142 pp. - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2002. Uromastyx - spiny-tailed agamas. Reptilia (GB) (21): 12-18 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Unternehmen “Dornschwanzagame”: Das Reptilium-Freilandforschungsprojekt in Saudi-Arabien. Draco 8 (31): 45-54 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Dornschwanzagamen der Gattung Uromastyx - Einführung in Taxonomie und Ökologie einer auf Wüsten spezialisierten Echsengruppe. Draco 8 (31): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Dornschwanzagamen in Arabien - wie bedroht sind sie eigentlich?. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (65): 10-11 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Ursachen und Ausmaß der Bedrohung von Dornschwanzagamen - Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme. Draco 8 (31): 75-81 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & W. Böhme 2000. A new Uromastyx species from south-eastern Arabia, with comments on the taxonomy of Uromastyx aegyptia (Forskål, 1775) (Squamata: Sauria. Agamidae). Herpetozoa 13 (3/4): 133-148 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & Wagemann, M. 2007. Ein Sommer in Arabien. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (63): 9-10 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. & Wagmann, M. 2007. Als Dornschwanzforscher im Morgenland. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (64): 10-11 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. M., P. Wagner, M. Shobrak, N. Lutzmann & W. Böhme 2010. Aspects of the ecology of the Arabian spinytailed lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis Blanford, 1875) at Mahazat as-Sayd protected area, Saudi Arabia. Salamandra 46 (3): 131-140 - get paper here
  • Wilms, Thomas M. and Wolfgang Böhme 2007. Review of the taxonomy of the spiny-tailed lizards of Arabia (Reptilia: Agamidae: Leiolepidinae: Uromastyx). FAUNA OF ARABIA 23: 435–468 - get paper here
  • Wilms, Thomas M., Philipp Wagner, Mohammed Shobrak & Wolfgang Böhme 2009. Activity profiles, habitat selection and seasonality of body weight in a population of Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizards (Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis Blanford, 1875; Sauria: Agamidae) in Saudi Arabia. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): - get paper here
  • Wilms, Thomas; Böhme, Wolfgang; Wagner, Philipp; Lutzmann, Nicolà; Andreas Schmitz 2009. On the Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) – Resurrection of the Genus Saara Gray, 1845. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56: 55-99 - get paper here
  • Wilms,T. 1995. Dornschwanzagamen. MÜNSTER: 130 (ISBN 3-9802892-5-7) - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator