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Agama boulengeri LATASTE, 1886

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Boulenger's Agama 
SynonymAgama boulengeri LATASTE 1886: 212
Agama boulengeri — BOULENGER 1887: 495
Agama boulengeri — JOGER & LAMBERT 1996: 35
Agama boulengeri — MEDIANNIKOV, TRAPE & TRAPE 2012: 129 
DistributionMali, Mauritania, Western Sahara ?

Type locality: Vallon des Singes, à Médine, Haut Sénégal.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.27.73 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentDistribution: WELCH 1982 erroneously gave Senegal as distribution (Joger 1979, 1983). MEDIANNIKOV et al. 2012 do not list Western Sahara. Not in Morocco but found close to the border, hence possibly in Morroco too (Martínez et al. 2019, and pers. comm. 18 Jan 2021). 
EtymologyNamed after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London, and the most productive herpetologist in history (Uetz 2010). 
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Gonçalves, Duarte V.; José C. Brito, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, José M. Padial, D. James Harris 2012. Phylogeny of North African Agama lizards (Reptilia: Agamidae) and the role of the Sahara desert in vertebrate speciation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution<br />64 (3): 582–591 - get paper here
  • Gonçalves, Duarte Vasconcelos; Paulo Pereira; Raquel Godinho; Susana Lopes; Guillermo Velo-Antón and José Carlos Brito 2016. Development of 23 microsatellite loci for Boulenger’s agama (Agama boulengeri) with partial cross-amplification in other Agama species. Amphibia-Reptilia 37 (2): 246 – 252, DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003048 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1983. Book Review: Welch, Herpetology of Africa, Krieger 1982. Salamandra 19 (1-2): 102-104 - get paper here
  • Joger U; Lambert M R K 1996. Analysis of the herpetofauna of the Republic of Mali, 1. Annotated inventory, with description of a new Uromastyx (Sauria: Agamidae). Journal of African Zoology 110 (1): 21-51 - get paper here
  • Joger, U. 1979. Zur Ökologie und Verbreitung wenig bekannter Agamen Westafrikas (Reptilia: Sauria: agamidae). Salamandra 15 (1): 31-52 - get paper here
  • Lambert, Michael R. K. and Wim C. Mullié. 1998. Sexual dichromatism of Agama boulengeri observed in Southern Mauritania. British Herpetological Society Bulletin (65): 42-44.
  • Lataste, F. 1886. Description d’un saurien nouveau. Le Naturaliste 8: 212 - get paper here
  • LEACHÉ, Adam D.; Rebecca A. CHONG, Theodore J. PAPENFUSS, Philipp WAGNER, Wolfgang BÖHME, Andreas SCHMITZ, Mark-Oliver RÖDEL, Matthew LEBRETON, Ivan INEICH, Laurent CHIRIO, Aaron BAUER, Edem A. ENIANG, & Sherif BAHA EL DIN 2009. Phylogeny of the genus Agama based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): 273–278 - get paper here
  • Mediannikov, Oleg; Sébastien Trape, Jean-François Trape 2012. A Molecular Study of the Genus Agama (Squamata: Agamidae) in West Africa, with Description of Two New Species and a Review of the Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution, and Ecology of Currently Recognized Species. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (2): 115-142 - get paper here
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Uetz, P. 2010. The original descriptions of reptiles. Zootaxa 2334: 59–68 - get paper here
  • Vale, C. G., P. Tarroso, et al. 2012. Distribution, suitable area and conservation status of the Boulenger's Agama (Agama boulengeri, Lataste 1886). Amphibia-Reptilia 33(3-4): 526-532 - get paper here
  • Wagner, P.; Ineich, I.; Leaché, A.D.; Wilms, T.M.; Trape, S.; Böhme, W. & Schmitz, A. 2009. Studies on African Agama VI. Taxonomic status of the West African Agama (Sauria: Agamidae) with prominent tail crests: Agama boulengeri Lataste 1886, Agama insularis Chabanaud, 1918 and Agama cristata Mocquard, 1905. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (4): 239–253 - get paper here
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