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Acanthocercus phillipsii (BOULENGER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Philipps’ Ridgeback Agama 
SynonymAgama phillipsii BOULENGER 1895: 167
Agama phillipsi — SCORTECCI 1931: 4
Agama phillipsi — PARKER 1942: 51
Agama cyanogaster phillipsii — KLAUSEWITZ 1954: 145
Agama cyanogaster phillipsii — WERMUTH 1967: 12
Agama trachypleura PETERS 1982
Stellio phillipsii — LANZA 1983: 208
Stellio trachypleurus — ANANJEVA, PETERS, MACEY & PAPENFUSS 1990
Stellio phillipsii — LANZA 1990
Acanthocercus trachypleurus — BAIG & BÖHME 1997
Acanthocercus trachypleura — DENZER et al. 1997
Acanthocercus phillipsii — BAIG & BÖHME 1997
Acanthocercus phillipsii — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2006: 28 
DistributionEritrea, Ethiopia, NW Somalia

Type locality: Sheik Paw, Berbera, Somaliland.

trachypleura: Eritrea, Ethiopia; Type locality: Eritrea, N-Ethiopia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1895.6.14.11 (male)
Holotype: ZMB 37109, "Erithrea", leg. Schrader; Terra typica: Erithrea, Nord-Äthiopien [trachypelura] 
CommentLARGEN & SPAWLS (2006) synonymized Agama trachypleura with Acanthocercus phillipsii. 
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  • Baig,K.J. & Böhme,W. 1997. Partition of the “Stellio” group of Agama into two distinct genera: Acanthocercus FITZINGER 1843, and Laudakia GRAY 1845 (Sauria: Agamidae). in: Bischoff, W.; Böhme, W. & Ziegler, T. (eds.) Herpetologia Bonnensis, Bonn (SEH), 416 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1895. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained by Mr. E. Lort-Phillips in Somaliland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 16:165-169 - get paper here
  • Denzer, Wolfgang; Günther, Rainer; Manthey, Ulrich 1997. Annotated type catalogue of the Agamid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (former Zoological Museum Berlin). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 73 (2): 309-332 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Peracca, M.G. 1897. Sulla presenza dell'Agama Phillipsii, Blgr. nella Colonia Eritrea. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia comparata della R. Universita di Torino, 12(304): 1-2
  • Peters, G. 1982. Eine neue Wirtelschwanzagame aus Ostafrika (Agamidae: Agama). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 58 (2): 265-268 - get paper here
  • Scortecci, Giuseppe 1931. Contributo alla conoscenza dei rettili e degli anfibi della Somalia, dell'Eritrea e dell'Abissinia. Boll. Mus. Zool. Univ. Torino, (ser. 3) 41 (10): 1-26 [1930]
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