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Agama kirkii BOULENGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesAgama kirkii fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1950
Agama kirkii kirkii BOULENGER 1885 
Common NamesE: Kirk's Rock Agama 
SynonymAgama kirkii BOULENGER 1885: 354
Agama kirki — GOUGH 1909
Agama kirkii — STERNFELD 1911: 416
Agama kirkii — FITZSIMONS 1943: 136
Agama kirkii — WERMUTH 1967: 16
Agama kirkii — AUERBACH 1987: 96
Agama kirkii — BARTS & WILMS 2003
Agama kirkii — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 238

Agama kirkii fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1950
Agama kirkii fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1950
Agama kirkii fitzsimonsi — BROADLEY 1962: 798
Agama kirkii fitzsimonsi — WERMUTH 1967 
DistributionMalawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, E Botswana, SW Tanzania

fitzsimonsi: South-Zimbabwe. Type locality: Changadzi River, Birchenough Bridge, Southeast Rhodesia.

Type locality: Zambesi, East Africa  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1947.3.6.50
Holotype: MCZ 44542 [fitzsimonsi] 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for Tanzania by BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Sir John Kirk (1832-1922), a diplomat, explorer, and naturalist. He was David Livingstone's chief assistant, physician, and naturalist during his second Zambesi expedition (1858-1863) (Beolens et al. 2011). 
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  • Bittencourt-Silva GB, Bayliss J, Conradie W. 2020. First herpetological surveys of Mount Lico and Mount Socone, Mozambique. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 198–217 (e247) - 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
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Broadley, D.G. 1995. A small collection of reptiles and amphibians from central and southern Malawi. African Herp News (24): 16-18 - get paper here
  • BROADLEY, SHIELA 2017. Agama kirkii (Boulenger 1885) Kirk’s Rock Agama SAND-BATHING. African Herp News (64): 35-36 - get paper here
  • Conradie, Werner; Gabriela B. Bittencourt-Silva, Hanlie M. Engelbrecht, Simon P. Loader, Michele Menegon, Cristóvão Nanvonamuquitxo, Michael Scott, Krystal A. Tolley 2016. Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique’s sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians. Zoosyst. Evol. 92 (2): 163–180, DOI 10.3897/zse.92.9948 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Gough, L.H. 1909. The South African species of Agama. Annals Transvaal Mus. 1 (3): 183-194 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2018. Heia Safari – Echsen am Wegesrand auf einer Reise durch Südafrika, Simbabwe und Botswana. Reptilia 23 (131): 68-79
  • Loveridge, A. 1950. A new agamid lizard (Agama kirkii fitzsimonsi) from Southern Rhodesi [sic]. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 63: 127-130 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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