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Agama insularis CHABANAUD, 1918

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Insular Agama 
SynonymAgama insularis CHABANAUD 1918: 161
Agama insularis — LAURENT 1947: 5
Agama insularis — WERMUTH 1967: 16
Agama insularis — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama insularis — TRAPE 2011 
DistributionRooma Island, Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: Ile de Rooma (groupe des iles de Las, Guinée Francaise)  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1918.0041 and MNHN-RA 1918.0042 
CommentSynonymy: previously considered as a synonym of A. cristata. Revalidated by Trape 2011. 
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  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zoogeographical patterns of the lizard fauna of the African subsaharan savanna belt, with preliminary description of a new chameleon. In: Schuchmann, Karl-L. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Vertebrates. Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolutionary Ecology. - Museum A. Koenig (Bonn), Vol. 4: 471-478.
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  • Heidemann, N.J.L. 1994. Reproduction in Agama aculeata aculeata and Agama planiceps females from Windhoek, Namibia. Amphibia-Reptilia 15: 351-361 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R. 1947. Notes sur quelques reptiles appartenant a la collection du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de belgique. Bull. Mus. Hist. nat. Belg. 23 (16): 1-12
  • 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
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1905. Description de deux nouvelles especes de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris 11: 288-290 - 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
  • Trape, Jean-François 2011. Agama cristata Mocquard, 1905 and Agama insularis Chabanaud, 1918 (Squamata, Agamidae): Two Valid West African Species. Journal of Herpetology 45 (3): 352-354. - 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
  • Wagner, Philipp and Wolfgang Böhme 2009. On the Nomenclatural Status of Agama cristata Mocquard, 1905: A Reply to A. Barabanov (2008). Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (2): 161-162 - get paper here
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