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Acanthocercus gregorii (GÜNTHER, 1894)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Blue-headed tree agama, Black-necked (Ridgeback) agama, Southern Tree Agama, Blue-throated Agama
G: Blaukehlagame 
SynonymAgama gregorii GÜNTHER 1894: 86
Agama atricollis gregorii — KLAUSEWITZ 1957: 165
Agama atricollis loveridgei KLAUSEWITZ 1957: 163
Agama atricollis loveridgei — WERMUTH 1967: 9
Agama atricollis gregorii — WERMUTH 1967: 9
Acanthocercus atricollis gregorii — MANTHEY 2012
Acanthocercus gregorii — WAGNER et al. 2018: 802 
Distributioncoastal Kenya

Type locality: Mkonumbi (coast of Kenya).

loveridgei: Tanzania. Type locality: Kakoma, Ost-Afrika.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.8.28.67 ( fide Wagner et al. 2018: 803
Holotype: SMF 10138; paratypes: ZMB 16906 (fide TILLACK, pers. comm. 22 Jan 2014) [loveridgei] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Klausewitz 1957: 166 (gregorii), 164 (loveridgei)

Description: Klausewitz 1957: 166 (gregorii), 164 (loveridgei)

Coloration: Klausewitz 1957: 166 (gregorii), 164 (loveridgei) 
CommentDistribution: See map in Wagner et al. 2018: 804 (Fig. 14). 
  • Günther, A. 1894. Report on the collection of reptiles and fishes made by Dr. J. W. Gregory during his expedition to Mount Kenia [sic]. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 84-91 - get paper here
  • Klausewitz, W. 1957. Eidonomische Untersuchungen über die Rassenkreise Agama cyanogaster und Agama atricollis. 2. Die Unterarten von Agama atricollis. Senckenbergiana biologica 38: 157-174
  • Wagner, Philipp; Eli Greenbaum, Aaron M Bauer, Chifundera Kusamba & Adam D Leaché 2018. Lifting the blue-headed veil – integrative taxonomy of the Acanthocercus atricollis species complex (Squamata: Agamidae). African Journal of Herpetology - get paper here
  • Wermuth, Heinz 1967. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Agamidae. Das Tierreich 86: 1-127
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