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Agamidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Agamidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Acanthocercus

Acanthocercus is an African genus of agamid lizards. [more]

Acanthosaura

Acanthosaura is a genus of lizards commonly known as mountain horned dragons, or pricklenape agamas. They are so named because of a row of dorsal spines which run down the back of their neck. They are arboreal lizards that are found in Southeast Asia. They are medium-sized, ranging from about 7? inches up to 15 inches in length, depending on species and individual. They tend to prefer higher elevation areas that are dense with vegetation. [more]

Agama

Agama is a term for scriptures in Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism: [more]

Amphibolorus

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Amphibolurus

Amphibolurus is a genus of lizards native to Australia. Characteristics include: [more]

Aphaniotis

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Brachysaura

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Bronchocela

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Bufoniceps

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Caimanops

The mulga dragon (Caimanops amphiboluroides) is a species of agamid lizard found in Western Australia. It is the sole member of the genus Caimanops; its name is derived from the crocodile-like shape of the jaw. The species is up to 250 mm long, the length from snout to vent is 95 mm, with a long slender tail that ends abruptly. The patterning over the legs and body is grey and brownish streaks. This provides an excellent camouflage on mulga trees, its usual habitat, it is also found beneath mulga leaf litter. Caimanops amphiboluroides generally remains motionless and unobserved, this allows it to operate as an ambush predator and elude animals that would prey on it. [more]

Calotes

Calotes is a lizard genus in the draconine clade of the family Agamidae, containing 24 species. Some species are known as forest lizards, others as "bloodsuckers" due to their red heads, and yet others as (namely C. versicolor) as garden lizards. They are geographically restricted to South Asia, Myanmar, regions of Southeast Asia, and an introduced population in Florida. The greatest diversity of the genus is from the Western Ghats and Northeast (India), Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. [more]

Ceratophora

Ceratophora is a genus of agamid lizards found in Sri Lanka. The males have a horn on their snout. [more]

Chelosania

Chelosania is a genus of that contains a single species, Chelosania brunnea. These are commonly known as the Ring-tailed Dragon or the Australian Chameleon Dragon. [more]

Chlamydosaurus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]

Clamydosaurus

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Complicitus

Conicodontosaurus

Cophotis

Cophotis is a genus of lizards in the family. [more]

Coryophophylax

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Coryphophylax

Coryphophylax Blyth 1860, is currently a monotypic agamid genus (Krishnan, 2005), endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A sister lineage to the S.E. Asian Aphaniotis. Found in tropical wet forests, but not in human habitation. Abundant; exhibits island wise size variation and sexual dimorphism. Occurrence is not reported from the Myanmar Andaman Islands (Cocos and Table Islands) due to lack of surveys. The genus is absent on Great Nicobar Island, with its southern most occurrence on the Island of Kondul. Tsunamis of December 2004 would have affected island wise distributions in the Nicobar Islands of several species and also their gene-flow. [more]

Cryptagama

Cryptagama is a monotypic genus within the Agamidae family of . The gravel dragon Cryptagama aurita is the only species in this genus. It lives in the arid regions of Western Australia and the adjacent areas of the Northern Territory [more]

Ctenophorus

Ctenophorus, also known as comb-bearing dragons, is a genus that contains the most diverse group of dragons in Australia. Many of these have been grouped by a similar morphology. The informal names and groupings within this genus ? Rock or Crevice-dragon, Ground, Sand-dragon, and Bicycle-dragon ? are named after the mythological creature, the dragon. [more]

Ctenoporus

Dendragama

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Diporiphora

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Diporophora

Draco

Draco is the Latin word for "dragon". It may refer to: [more]

Goniocephalus

Gonocephalus

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Gonyocephalus

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Harpesaurus

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Hydrosaurus

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Hypsicalotes

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Hypsilurus

Hypsilurus is a genus of lizard, it contains the following species: [more]

Japalura

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Japarula

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Laudakia

Rock Agamas are lizards of the genus Laudakia (or sometimes Stellio) are a group of agamas found in . [more]

Leiolepis

Leiolepis, commonly known as Butterfly Lizards (Thai: ), are group of agamid lizards of which very little is known. They are native to Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. They are terrestrial lizards and prefer to live in arid, open regions. [more]

Lophocalotes

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Lophognathus

Lophognathus is a genus of lizards found in northern Australia, New Guinea, and Tanimbar Islands. The four species are informally described as dragons, as are several genera in the family Agamidae, and closely related to those of Amphibolurus. [more]

Lophosalea

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Lyriocephalus

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Mantheyus

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Mictopholis

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Moloch

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]

Oreodeira

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Oriocalotes

Oriocalotes is a genus of lizards. [more]

Oriotaris

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Otocryptis

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Phoxophrys

Phoxophrys is a within the Agamidae family. [more]

Phrynocephalus

==Genus Phrynocephalus Kaup, 1825 includes about 40 species of small and medium sized agamid lizards which inhabits open arid and semiarid environments of Asia and Eastern Europe. Systematics of this genus is very complicated. And there are a lot of controversial points of view about unclear phylogeny of this group. All representatives of this genus have been adopted so called "sit and wait" hunting strategy and they are actively use visual orientation when watching for food. In general ecological niche and role of Phrynocephalus species in lizard communities of arid environments of Asia is poorly studied, but that seem to be similar to that of Phrynosoma, Cophosaurus, Holbrookia, Uta, Sceloporus in New World, as well as Moloch in Australia. [more]

Physignathus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]

Physignatus

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Pogona

Pogona are a genus of lizards containing seven species, which are often known by the common name bearded dragons. The term "bearded dragon" is most commonly used to describe the Central Bearded Dragon. Members of this genus live in the arid, rocky, semi-desert regions and dry open woodlands of Australia. They are adept climbers, spending time on branches and in bushes, even found on fence posts when living near human habitation. Pogona bask on rocks and exposed branches in the mornings and afternoons. The species are found throughout Australia. [more]

Psammophilus

Psammophilus is a genus of Agamid lizards found in India. Although the genus name means "sand loving" in Greek, they are found in rocky habitats. [more]

Pseudocalotes

Pseudocalotes was disassociated from Calotes by Moody (1980). Pseudocalotes is distinguished from Calotes in having weak limbs as may be noted in some of the species names brevipes. It is distinguished from the C. versicolor group in having mixed orientation of dorsal scales, and lacking spines on the head. It is distinguished from Bronchocela in lacking a cheek skin fold, and in having short weak limbs. They do not have any enlarged compressed set of scales behind the orbit.Pseudocalotes does not occur west of Sumatra and might occur in the Isthmus of Kra and Myanmar. A specimen was reported from N.E. India in the past though never verified. [more]

Pseudocophotis

Pseudotrapelus

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Ptyctolaemus

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Rankinia

Rankinia, commonly known as Heath Dragons, is a genus containing three species of small agamid reptiles, found in Australia. [more]

Saara

Salea

Salea is a genus of agamid lizard found in South Asia. It has at least four members. [more]

Sitana

Sitana is a genus of from the family Agamidae. [more]

Stellio

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Thaumatorhynchus

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Thinosaurus

Tinosaurus

Trapelus

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Tympanocryptis

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Tympanocryptus

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Uromastix

The Uromastyx is a genus of lizard whose members are better-known as Spiny-tailed lizards, uromastyxes, mastigures, or dabb lizards. Uromastyx are primarily herbivorous, but occasionally eat insects, especially when young. They spend most of their waking hours basking in the sun, hiding in underground chambers at daytime or when danger appears. They tend to establish themselves in hilly, rocky areas with good shelter and accessible vegetation. [more]

Uromastyx

The Uromastyx is a genus of lizard whose members are better-known as Spiny-tailed lizards, uromastyxes, mastigures, or dabb lizards. Uromastyx are primarily herbivorous, but occasionally eat insects, especially when young. They spend most of their waking hours basking in the sun, hiding in underground chambers at daytime or when danger appears. They tend to establish themselves in hilly, rocky areas with good shelter and accessible vegetation. [more]

Xenagama

Xenagama is a of lizards, in the Agamid family. [more]

More info about the Genus Xenagama may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 18:45:23