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Agama impalearis BOETTGER, 1874

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesG: Atlasagame 
SynonymAgama bibronii DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL 1851: 101 (non Trapelus bibronii FITZINGER 1843)
Agama colonorum var. impalearis BOETTGER 1874: 132
Agama colonorum subsp. fritschi BOETTGER 1874: 134
Agama bibronii — BOULENGER 1885: 357
Agama bibronii — WERNER 1931
Agama impalearis — MERTENS 1955
Agama bibroni — BONS 1959
Agama bibronii — JOHANN 1981
Agama impalearis — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 285
Agama impalearis — IBRAHIM 2008 
DistributionMorocco, Western Sahara, N Algeria, Mauritania ?

Type locality: Maroc (bibronii)
Type locality: Marocco (impalearis)  
Reproductionoviparous. Exhibits temperature‐dependent sex determination (TSD) fide Cornejo-Páramo et al. 2020 (and references therein). 
TypesLectotype: SMF 10118 (formerly 4357b) 
CommentSynonymy after WERMUTH 1967. Illustration in BARTS & WILMS 2003.

Populations from Malawi, Niger, Chad, Mali, SW Libya belong to A. agama (IUCN 2007, SINDACO & JEREMCENKO 2008) 
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  • Boulenger, G. A. 1889. On the reptiles and batrachians obtained in Morocco by M. Henry Vaucher. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 3: 303-307 - 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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Cornejo-Páramo, P., Lira-Noriega, A., Ramírez-Suástegui, C. et al. 2020. Sex determination systems in reptiles are related to ambient temperature but not to the level of climatic fluctuation. BMC Evol Biol 20: 103 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C. & A. H. A. Duméril 1851. Catalogue méthodique de la collection des reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Gide et Baudry/Roret, Paris, 224 pp.
  • FEJERVARY De, G.J. 1927. On a small collection of Reptiles from Morocco. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 20: 512-518 - get paper here
  • FRITZ, P. 2013. Agama impalearis BOETTGER, 1874 im Terrarium – von einer ungewöhnlichen Eiablage bis zum erfolgreichen Schlupf. Sauria 35 (1): 11-20 - get paper here
  • FRITZ, P. & HOLLERBAUM, A. 2015. F2-Nachzucht der Atlasagame Agama impalearis Boettger, 1874 im Terrarium. Sauria 37 (3): 35-36 - 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]
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  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178 - get paper here
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