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Lizards (Sauria)

   Genera


Acanthocercus
Ridgeback Agamas


Acanthosaura
Pricklenapes


Agama
Typical Agamas


Amphibolurus
Southern Lashtail Dragons


Aphaniotis
Earless Agamas


Bronchocela
Long-tailed Agamas


Bufoniceps
Rajasthan Toad-headed Agama


Calotes
Forest Agamas


Ceratophora
Sri Lankan Horned Agamas


Chelosania
Chameleon Dragon


Chlamydosaurus
Frilled Lizard


Cophotis
Deaf Agamas


Coryphophylax
Bay Islands Forest Agamas


Cristidorsa
Crested Mountain Agamas


Cryptagama
Gravel Dragon


Ctenophorus
Comb Dragons


Dendragama
Sumatran Tree Agamas


Diploderma
Eastern Mountain Agamas


Diporiphora
Two-lined Dragons


Draco
Gliding Dragons


Gonocephalus
Western Anglehead Agamas


Gowidon
Long-nosed Dragon


Harpesaurus
Sunda Horned Agamas


Hydrosaurus
Sail-tailed Agamas


Hypsicalotes
Kinabalu Crested Agama


Hypsilurus
Eastern Anglehead Agamas


Intellagama
Common Australian Water Dragon


Japalura
Western Mountain Agamas


Laudakia
Asian Rock Agamas


Leiolepis
Butterfly Agamas


Lophocalotes
Sumatra Crested Agamas


Lophognathus
Northern Lashtail Dragons


Lophosaurus
Papuan-Australian Anglehead Agamas


Lyriocephalus
Lyre-headed Agama


Malayodracon
West Malaysian Anglehead Agama


Mantheyus
Phu Wua Rock Agama


Microauris
Orange-lipped Forest Agama


Moloch
Moloch


Monilesaurus
Necklace Forest Agamas


Otocryptis
Kangaroo Agamas


Pelturagonia
Indonesian Shrub Agamas


Phoxophrys
Sumatran Shrub Agama


Phrynocephalus
Toad-headed Agamas


Physignathus
Indochinese Water Dragon


Pogona
Bearded Dragons


Psammophilus
Indian Rock Agamas


Pseudocalotes
Long-headed Agamas


Pseudotrapelus
Afro-Arabian Desert Agamas


Ptyctolaemus
Fold-throated Agamas


Rankinia
Mountain Heath Dragon


Saara
Eastern Spiny-tailed Agamas


Salea
Indian Bush Agamas


Sarada
Greater Fan-throated Agamas


Sitana
Lesser Fan-throated Agamas


Thaumatorhynchus
Bengkulu Horned Agama


Trapelus
Afro-Asian Ground Agamas


Tropicagama
Northern Water Dragon


Tympanocryptis
Australian Earless Dragons


Uromastyx
Western Spiny-tailed Agamas


Xenagama
Shield-tailed Agamas



Biodiversity of the family Agamidae Bibliography of the family Agamidae

Agamidae
Agamas and Dragons
Agamen     Agamer




Contents:
  512 species of which 310 (60.5%) are endemic - 60 genera of which 26 (43.3%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Frost & Etheridge (1989) united the families Agamidae and Chamaeleonidae in one family, Chamaeleonidae, comprising three subfamilies: Agaminae (including all genera until then assigned to Agamidae, except Leiolepis and Uromastyx), Chamaeleoninae (including all genera until then assigned to Chamaeleonidae in the strict sense), and Leiolepidinae (including Leiolepis and Uromastyx). This arrangement has not been generally accepted, and is not followed here.
Böhme (1982) and Moody (1983) separated the genera Uromastyx and Leiolepis from the family Agamidae and revalidated the family name Uromastycidae for that purpose. Borsuk-Bialynicka & Moody (1984) reduced this group to subfamily status within the Agamidae. Leiolepididae has priority over Uromastycidae (Grismer 2008), but Leiolepis and Uromastyx are not even sister taxa (Macey & al. 2000; Townsend, Larson, Louis & Macey 2004), so if these genera were to be separated from the remaining agamid genera, it would have to be in two separate families, i.e., Leiolepididae for Leiolepis, and Uromastycidae for Uromastyx (including the subsequently revalidated genus Saara) (Grismer 2008). Although there is no consensus, some authors recognize Leiolepididae (e.g., Grismer 2008) and/or Uromastycidae (e.g., Das & Norsham 2007).
The common name "Dragon" is mainly used for Australian members of the family.


Distribution:  Africa, SE. Europe, Middle East, Asia, Malay Archipelago, Australia, W. Pacific.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.