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Anonymous. 1977. Dragons. Wildlife in Australia 14(3): 81-82.

Ananjeva, N.B. 1980. Besonderheiten im Bau des Sch dels, Gebisses und Zungenbeins der in der UDSSR vorkommenden Agamen (Lacertilia, Agamidae: Agama). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 56(2): 295-308.

Ananjeva, N.B. 2004. [Phylogeny and biogeography of agamid lizards (Agamidae, Lacertilia, Reptilia): review of modern concepts and results of molecular and morphological studies]. (In Russian, English summary). Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii 124(1): 44-56.

Ananjeva, N.B. 2008. Phylogeny and biogeography of agamid lizards (Agamidae, Acrodonta, Lacertilia, Reptilia): review of the modern interpretations and results of research. pp. 16-24. In: Ananjeva, N.B.; Danilov, I.G.; Dunayev, E.A.; Ischenko, V.G.; Lada, G.A.; Litvinchuk, S.N.; Orlova, V.F.; Smirina, E.M.; Tuniyev, B.S. & Khalikov, R.G. (eds.). The problems of herpetology. Proceedings of the 3rd meeting of the Nikolsky Herpetological Society, 9-13 October 2006, Putschino. Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. 467 pp.

Ananjeva, N.B. 2011. [Taxonomic diversity and phylogenetic relations of Palearctic agamids (Agaminae, Agamidae, Sauria)]. (In Russian). Uspekhi Sovremennoi Biologii 131(6): 578-586.

Ananjeva, N.B. 2011. Asian agamid lizards (Agamidae, Acrodonta, Sauria, Reptilia): phylogenetic and taxonomic diversity. Taprobanica 2(2) [2010]: 65-71.

Ananjeva, N.B. 2012. Research on Asian agamid lizards: contribution of Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russian Journal of Herpetology 19(2): 85-100.

Ananjeva, N.B.; Dujsebayeva, T.N.; Joger, U. 2001. Morphological study of the squamate inTegument: more evidence for the metataxon status of Leiolepidinae. Journal of Herpetology 35(3): 507-510.

Ananjeva, N.B.; Sokolova, T.M. 1990. [The position of the genus Phrynocephalus Kaup, 1825 in agamids system]. (In Russian, English summary). Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta 207: 12-21, 233.

Barts, M. 2003. Die Agamen des S dlichen Afrikas. Draco 4(2) (14): 70-79.

Barts, M.; Wilms, T. (eds.) 1997. Catalogue of valid species and synonyms. Vol. 4. Agamidae. Herprint International, Bredell.

Barts, M.; Wilms, T. 2003. Die Agamen der Welt. Draco 4(2) (14): 4-23.

Baverstock, P.R. 1975. Hatching agamid eggs in the laboratory. Newsletter of the Australian Society of Herpetologists 15: 15-16.

Baverstock, P.R.; Donnellan, S.C. 1990. Molecular evolution in Australian dragons and skinks: a progress report. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 29(2): 323-331.

B hme, W. 2012. About the collection of and the research on agamid lizards at the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) in Bonn, Germany. Russian Journal of Herpetology 19(2): 101-107.

B hme, W.; Wagner, P. (eds.). 2012. Special issue of Russian Journal of Herpetology on agamid lizards. Proceedings of "DeAgamis II-2th International Symposium on Agamid Lizards" held in the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, August 16-20, 2010. Russian Journal of Herpetology 19(2): 83-198.

Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 1. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. British Museum (Natural History), London. 436 pp. (Reprinted in 1965 by Wheldon & Wesley, Codicote, and Cramer, Weinheim).

Brown, D. 2012. A Guide to Australian Dragons in Captivity. Australian Birdkeeper / Reptile Publications, Burleigh, Queensland. 296 pp.

Brown, R.P.; Yang, Z. 2010. Bayesian dating of shallow phylogenies with a relaxed clock. Systematic Biology 59(2): 119-131.

Brygoo, E.R. 1988. Les types d'agamides (reptiles, sauriens) du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle. Catalogue critique. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Section A Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales 10(3): 1-56.

Bustard, R. 1960. Agamid Lizards (Family Agamidae). Biological J. St. Andrews 1(1): 25-29.

Chen, I.P.; Stuart-Fox, D.; Hugall, A.F.; Symonds, M.R.E. 2012. Sexual selection and the evolution of complex color patterns in dragon lizards. Evolution 66(11): 3605-3614.

Collar, D.C.; Schulte, J.A.; O'Meara, B.C.; Losos, J.B. 2010. Habitat use affects morphological diversification in dragon lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(5): 1033-1049.

Cooper, J.S.; Poole, D.F.G.; Lawson, R. 1970. The dentition of agamid lizards with special reference to tooth replacement. Journal of Zoology (London) 162: 85-98.

Cooper, W.E. 1994. Multiple functions of extraoral lingual behaviour in iguanian lizards: prey capture, grooming and swallowing, but not prey detection. Animal Behaviour 47(4): 765-775.

Denzer, W.; G nther, R.; Manthey, U. 1997. Kommentierter Typenkatalog der Agamen (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) des Museums f r Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (ehemals Zoologisches Museum Berlin). Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 73(2): 309-332.

Denzer, W.; Manthey, U.; Wagner, P.; B hme, W. 2015. A critical review of Hoser s writings on Draconinae, Amphibolurinae, Laudakia and Uromastycinae (Squamata: Agamidae). Bonn Zoological Bulletin 64(2): 117-135.

Drewes, O. 2009. Kompaktwissen Agamen. Vivaria-Verlag, Meckenheim. 288 pp.

Fonteijne, J.J. de la 1960. Agamen. Lacerta 18: 57-58.

Frankenberg, E.; Werner, Y.L. 1992. Egg, clutch and maternal sizes in lizards: intra- and interspecific relations in near-eastern Agamidae and Lacertidae. Herpetological Journal 2(1): 7-18.

Frauca, H. 1974. Die Agamen Australiens. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 27: 67-71.

Frost, D.R.; Etheridge, R. 1989. A phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of iguanian lizards (Reptilia: Squamata). University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Miscellaneous Publication 81: 1-65.

Gambold, N. 1979. Thermoregulation in agamids. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 10(2): 14-15.

Gorman, G.C.; Shochat, D. 1972. A taxonomic interpretation of chromosomal and electrophoretic data on the agamid lizards of Israel with notes on some east African species. Herpetologica 28(2): 106-112.

Grismer, J.L.; Schulte, J.A.; Alexander, A.; Wagner, P.; Travers, S.L.; Buehler, M.D.; Welton, L.J.; Brown, R.M. 2016. The Eurasian invasion: phylogenomic data reveal multiple Southeast Asian origins for Indian Dragon Lizards. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 43.

G nther, A. 1908. Agamidae and Iguanidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London) 2: 523-524.

Hallermann, J. 2005. Horns, crests, and webbing: the bizarre arboreal agamids. Reptilia (GB) 42: 8-15.

Hallermann, J. 2005. Mit H rnern, K mmen und Gleith uten - die bizarren Baumagamen. Reptilia (D) 10(51): 18-25.

Harlow, P.S. 1996. A harmless technique for sexing hatchling lizards. Herpetological Review 27(2): 71-72.

Hocknull, S.A. 2002. Comparative maxillary and dentary morphology of the Australian dragons (Agamidae: Squamata): A framework for fossil identification. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(1): 125-145.

Honda, M.; Ota, H.; Kobayashi, M.; Nabhitabhata, J.; Yong, H.S.; Sengoku, S.; Hikida, T. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships of the family Agamidae (Reptilia: Iguania) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoological Science (Tokyo) 17(4): 527-537.

Hoser, R.T. 2013. A seven way division of the Amphibolurinae (Squamata: Sauria: Agamidae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 21: 33-36.

Hoser, R.T. 2014. A logical new taxonomy for the Asian subfamily Draconinae based on obvious phylogenetic relationships and morphology of species (Squamata: Sauna: Agamidae: Draconinae). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 22: 9-59.

Hugall, A.F.; Foster, R.; Hutchinson, M.; Lee, M.S.Y. 2008. Phylogeny of Australasian agamid lizards based on nuclear and mitochondrial genes: implications for morphological evolution and biogeography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93(2): 343-358.

Hugall, A.F.; Lee, M.S.Y. 2004. Molecular claims of Gondwanan age for Australian agamid lizards are untenable. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21(11): 2102-2110.

I-Ping, C.; Symonds, M.R.E.; Melville, J.; Stuart-Fox, D. 2013. Factors shaping the evolution of colour patterns in Australian agamid lizards (Agamidae): a comparative study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109(1): 101-112.

Isabekova, S.B.; Tlepbergenova, L.N.; Babashev, A.M.; Karyagina, N.M. 1984. [On heating and cooling rates in various reptiles]. (In Russian). Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Kazakhskoi SSR Seriya Biologicheskaya 1984(5): 69-72.

Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1997. Family Agamidae. pp. 6-9. In: Wyk, J.H. van (ed.). Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium (South African lizards: 50 years of progress) and Third H.A.A. Symposium on African herpetology: held at the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-15 October 1993. Herpetological Association of Africa, Matieland. 227 pp.

Joger, U. 1991. A molecular phylogeny of agamid lizards. Copeia 1991(3): 616-622.

Jorger, U.; Arano, B. 1987. Biochemical phylogeny of the Agama genus group. pp. 215-218. In: van Gelder, J.J.; Strijbosch, H. & Bergers, P.J.M. (eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Ordinary General Meeting of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica. Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Faculty of Sciences, Nijmegen. 473 pp.

Kamal, A.M.; Zada, S.K. 1970. The phylogenetic position of the family Agamidae in the light of the study of the chondrocranium. Zoologischer Anzeiger 184: 327-335.

Kamalova, Z.Y. 1977. [The age distribution of lizard populations of the family Agamidae in Central Asia.] pp. 107-108. In: Darevsky, I.S. [Fourth All-Union Herpetological Conference. Questions in Herpetology]. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Zoologicheskij Institut. Izdatel'stvo 'Nauka', Leningrad. 243 pp. (In Russian).

Macey, J.R.; Larson, A.; Ananjeva, N.B.; Papenfuss, T.J. 1997. Evolutionary shifts in three major structural features of the mitochondrial genome among iguanian lizards. Journal of Molecular Evolution 44(6): 660-674.

Manamendra-Arachchi, K.; Liyanage, S. 1994. Conservation and distribution of the agamid lizards of Sri Lanka with illustrations of the extant species. Journal of South Asian Natural History 1(1): 77-96.

Manthey, U. 2008. Agamid lizards of southern Asia / Agamen des s dlichen Asiens. Draconinae 1. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 160 pp.

Manthey, U. 2010. Agamid lizards of southern Asia / Agamen des s dlichen Asiens. Draconinae 2, Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 168 pp.

Manthey, U.; Schuster, N. 1992. Agamen. Herpetologischer Fachverlag, M nster. 120 pp.

Manthey, U.; Schuster, N. 1999. Agamen. 2nd ed. Natur und Tier Verlag, M nster. 120 pp.

Matveyeva, T.N.; Ananjeva, N.B. 1995. The distribution and number of the skin sense organs of agamid, iguanid and gekkonid lizards. Journal of Zoology (London) 235(2): 253-268.

Matz, G. 1975. Die Agamen. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 28(9): 289-291.

Melville, J.; Schulte, J.A. 2001. Correlates of active body temperatures and microhabitat occupation in nine species of central Australian agamid lizards. Austral Ecology 26(6): 660-669.

Milto, K.D.; Barabanov, A.V. 2012. A catalogue of the agamid and chamaeleonid types in the collection of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. Russian Journal of Herpetology 19(2): 155-170.

Moehn, L.D. 1974. The effect of quality of light on agonistic behaviour of iguanid and agamid lizards. Journal of Herpetology 8(2): 175-183.

Moody, S.M. 1980. Phylogenetic and historical biogeographical relationships of the genera in the family Agamidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia). Ph.D. thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 373 pp.

Murphy, J.B.; Hanken, J. 2018. Why are there not more agamid lizards in zoo collections? Herpetological Review 49(3): 588-593.

Nuru, M. 2001. Agama robs sparrows. CCA Ecological Journal 3: 210.

Ord, T.J.; Blumstein, D.T. 2002. Size constraints and the evolution of display complexity: why do large lizards have simple displays? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 76(1): 145-161.

Ord, T.J.; Stuart-Fox, D.M. 2006. Ornament evolution in dragon lizards: multiple gains and widespread losses reveal a complex history of evolutionary change. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19(3): 797-808.

Ostman, O.; Stuart-Fox, D.M. 2011. Sexual selection is positively associated with ecological generalism among agamid lizards. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24(4): 733-740.

Paradis, E. 2011. Time-dependent speciation and extinction from phylogenies: a least squares approach. Evolution 65(3): 661-672.

Peters, U. 1983. Australian dragons. Zoonooz 56(6): 7-9.

Rilling, G. 1977. The diet of the ratel. EANHS (East African Natural History Society) Bulletin 1977(September-October): 116.

Rogner, M. 1992. Echsen 1. Haltung, Pflege und Zucht im Terrarium. Geckos, Flossenf sse, Agamen, Cham leons und Leguane. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart. 281 pp.

Rogner, M. 1997. Lizards. Vol. 1. Husbandry and reproduction in the vivarium. Geckoes, flap-footed lizards, agamas, chameleons, and iguanas. Krieger, Malabar, Florida. 317 pp. (Translation of German 1992 original).

Seligmann, H. 2000. Evolution and ecology of developmental processes and of the resulting morphology: directional asymmetry in hindlimbs of Agamidae and Lacertidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 69(4): 461-481.

Smith, K.K. 1988. Form and function of the tongue in agamid lizards with comments on its phylogenetic significance. Journal of Morphology 196(2): 157-171.

Sokolovsky, V.V. 1977. [Systematic relationships in the family Agamidae from karyological data.] pp. 195. In: Darevsky, I.S. [Fourth All-Union Herpetological Conference. Questions in Herpetology]. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Zoologicheskij Institut. Izdatel'stvo 'Nauka', Leningrad. 243 pp. (In Russian).

Storr, G.M.; Smith, L.A.; Johnstone, R.E. 1983. Lizards of Western Australia. 2. Dragons and monitors. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 114 pp.

Stuart-Fox, D.M.; Ord, T.J. 2004. Sexual selection, natural selection and the evolution of dimorphic coLoration and ornamentation in agamid lizards. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences Series B 271(1554): 2249-2255.

Stuart-Fox, D.M.; Owens, I.P.F. 2003. Species richness in agamid lizards: Chance, body size, sexual selection or ecology? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16(4): 659-669.

Tereshchenko, V.S. 1991. [Sexual dimorphism of the postcranial skeleton in lizards of family Agamidae (Lacertilia)]. (In Russian, English summary). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 70(10): 91-103.

The editors of Draco. 2003. Agamen. Draco 4(14): 1-84.

Ulber, T.M. (ed.). 2002. Catalogue of valid species and synonyms. A bibliographic reference. Vol. 4. Agamidae, Uromastycidae. Herprint International, Bredell, South Africa. 538 pp.

Verrier, M.L.; Paru, A. 1929. Sur le pigment et les variations chromatiques de quelques reptiles du groupe des Agamidae. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances Academie des Sciences (Paris) 189(4): 205-8.

Wagner, P. 2010. Diversity and distribution of African reptiles, with a special focus on agamid lizards. Ph.D. thesis, University of Bonn.

Watson, C.M.; Makowsky, R.; Bagley, J.C. 2014. Reproductive mode evolution in lizards revisited: updated analyses examining geographic, climatic and phylogenetic effects support the cold-climate hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(12): 2767-2780.

Weigel, J. 1984. Devils, dragons and bloodsuckers. Wildlife in Australia 21(3): 13-17.

Welch, K.R.G. 1994. Lizards of the world: a checklist. Vol. 5. Agamidae, Chamaeleonidae, Cordylidae and Gerrhosauridae. R & A Research and Information Limited & KCM Books, Taunton. 97 pp.

Wermuth, H. 1967. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Agamidae. Das Tierreich 86: 1-127.

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Witten, G.J. 1985. Relative growth in Australian agamid lizards: adaptation and evolution. Australian Journal of Zoology 33(3): 349-362.

Witten, G.J. 1993. Family Agamidae. pp. 240-252. In: Glasby, C.J.; Ross, G.J.B. & Beesley, P.L. (eds.). Fauna of Australia. Vol. 2A. Amphibia & Reptilia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. 439 pp.

Worrall, C. 1994. Dragon's lair. Practical Fishkeeping 1994: 30-32.

Yadgarov, T. 1974. [Ecology of Agama turkestanica inhabiting the Surkhandar'ya Basin]. (In Russian). Ekologiya 1974(4): 96-97.

Yu, X.; Du, Y.; Fang, M.; Li, H.; Lin, L. 2018. The mitochondrial genome of Pseudocalotes microlepis (Squamata: Agamidae) and its phylogenetic position in agamids. Asian Herpetological Research 9(1): 24-34.