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Agama hartmanni PETERS, 1869

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Hartmann's Agama 
SynonymAgama hartmanni PETERS 1869: 65
Agama doriae BOULENGER 1885: 127
Agama hartmanni — BOULENGER 1885: 340
Agama doriae — BOULENGER 1887: 495
Agama hartmanni — ANDERSON 1898: 119
Agama cornii SCORTECCI 1929: 318
? Agama cornii— WERMUTH 1967: 11
Agama hartmanni — WERMUTH 1967: 13
Agama cornii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama hartmanni — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama hartmanni — WAGNER & BAUER 2011 
DistributionSudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Eritrea

Type locality: Dongola [Sudan]

cornii: Eritrea; Type locality: Um Ager, Missione Corni, Calciati, Eritrea.  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4355, 4356
Holotype: MSNM [cornii] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A poorly known, medium-sized agamid lizard reaching a total length of 230 mm and a SVL up to 92 mm, with a depressed body and moderately long limbs. Gular pouch absent. Head convex, not as flat as in A. rueppelli or A. persimilis. Tail about 60% of total length. Head scales moderately large, smooth, with the occipital scale usually enlarged. Nostril nearly as large as the nasal scale, round, directed dorsally and laterally, pierced in the middle of the nasal scale, situated on the canthus rostralis. Usually one to two scales between nasal and first supraciliary scales, supraciliary scales smooth. Nuchal and dorsal crest absent. Ear opening smaller than the eye, superficial and completely exposed. No tufts of spinose scales near the ear or on the neck, a few single erect scales scattered near the ear opening. Body scales homogeneous, keeled, mucronate, and erect, with 76–81 scale rows around midbody, ventral smaller than dorsal scales. Gular and ventral scales smooth. Males with 9–12 precloacal pores. Third and fourth toes nearly equal in length, 16–21 lamellae under fourth toe [after Peters, 1869 and Wagner & Bauer 2011]. 
CommentSynonymy after WERMUTH 1967 and Wagner & Bauer 2011.

Distribution: Not in S Egypt (El Din 2006). 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, Dr. Hartmann. 
  • Anderson, J. 1898. Zoology of Egypt. Vol. l. Reptilia and Batrachia. B. Quaritch, London
  • Barts, M. & Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4 (14): 4-23 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hughes, B. 1988. Longevity of African Capive Amphibians and Reptiles Part 2: Lizards and Amphibians. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 34: 20-24 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Peters, WILHELM C. H. 1869. Eine Mittheilung über neue Gattungen und Arten von Eidechsen. Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wissensch. Berlin, 1869: 57-66 - get paper here
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Rettili dell'Eritrea esistenti nelle Collezioni del Museo Civico de Milano. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano 67 (3-4): 290-339 [1928]
  • Wagner, Philipp and Aaron Bauer 2011. A new dwarf Agama (Sauria: Agamidae) from Ethiopia. Breviora (527): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1919. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der mit Unterstützung der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien aus der Erbschaft Treitl von F. Werner unternommenen zoologischen Expedition nach dem Anglo-Aegyptischen Sudan (Kordofan) 1914. IV. Bearbeitung de Denkschr. Akad. Wiss Wien, Math.-Naturw. Klasse 96: 437-509 - get paper here
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