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Agama mossambica PETERS, 1854

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Agaminae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mozambique Agama 
SynonymAgama mossambica PETERS 1854
Agama cariniventris PETERS 1874: 159
Agama mossambica — FISCHER 1884: 21
Agama mossambica — BOULENGER 1885: 353
Agama pawlowskii CHERNOV & DUBININ 1946
Agama mossambica — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 11
Agama mossambica — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 203
Agama mossambica — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 240 
DistributionTanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, E Zimbabwe

Type locality: Coast of Mozambique.
Type locality: “Zanzibarküste” [Tanzania] [Agama cariniventris PETERS 1874]  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4801, 7916, 9197, 9198
Holotype: ZMB 7916 [Agama cariniventris PETERS 1874]
Syntype. ZISP 5306, 1 specimen, “Mossambique.” Received from ZMB in 1879.
Holotype: ZISP 15637, adult male, “Khavast district of the Uzbek SSR, 15 km south of the village Julangar and 65 km south of the Ursatiev station of the Tashkent railway.” Leg: V. B. Dubinin, 29.V.1944 [pawlowskii] 
CommentThe holotype of Agama cariniventris is also a syntype of Agama mossambica. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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