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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. 
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). 
  • 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. 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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