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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: May 12th, 2024.

Taxonomy of the family Agamidae
Bibliography of the genus Pseudotrapelus
Biodiversity of the family Agamidae


Afro-Arabian Desert Agamas

Afro-Arabische Wüstenagamen

Afro-arabiske Ørkenagamer

1843 Pseudotrapelus Fitzinger (type species: Agama sinaita Heyden 1827)
1845 Isodactylus Gray (type species: Agama sinaita Heyden 1827; syn. Wermuth 1967)
Contents: 7 species, of which 3 (42.9%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in the genus Agama (e.g., Wermuth 1967).
Distribution: Egypt (incl. Sinai), Eritrea, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Oman (incl. Masirah), Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Pseudotrapelus aqabensis

Aqaba Desert Agama, Aqaba Agama



2012 Pseudotrapelus aqabensis Melnikov, Nazarov, Ananjeva & Disi

Distribution: Egypt (Sinai), Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia.

Pseudotrapelus aqabensis
© Henrik Bringsøe

Pseudotrapelus chlodnickii

North East African Desert Agama, (Chlodnicki's Agama)

Nordostafrikanische Wüstenagame

Nordøstafrikansk Ørkenagam

2015 Pseudotrapelus chlodnickii Melnikov, Smielowski, Melnikova, Nazarov & Ananjeva

Distribution: Egypt (incl. Sinai), Eritrea, Libya, Sudan, Syria.

Pseudotrapelus dhofarensis

Dhofar Desert Agama



2012 Pseudotrapelus dhofarensis Melnikov & Pierson

Distribution: Oman.

Pseudotrapelus jensvindumi

East Arabian Desert Agama

Östarabische Wüstenagame

Østarabisk Ørkenagam

2013 Pseudotrapelus jensvindumi Melnikov, Ananjeva & Papenfuss

Distribution: Oman, United Arab Emirates.

Pseudotrapelus neumanni

Yemen Desert Agama

Jemenitische Wüstenagame

Yemenitisk Ørkenagam

1905 Agama neumanni Tornier
Pseudotrapelus neumanni Melnikov, Nazarov, Ananjeva & Disi 2012

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of sinaitus (e.g., Arnold 1980). Melnikov, Nazarov, Ananjeva & Disi (2012); Melnikov & Pierson (2012); and Melnikov, Ananjeva & Papenfuss (2013) provisionally treated neumanni as a separate species. A formal revalidation and redescription is in preparation, according to the latter authors.
Distribution: Yemen.

Pseudotrapelus sinaitus

Sinai Desert Agama, Sinai Agama



1827 Agama sinaita Heyden
Podorrhoa sinaita Fitzinger 1843
Trapelus sinaitus Gray 1845
Agama mutabilis sinaita Wettstein & Löffler 1951
Pseudotrapelus sinaitus Moody 1981
1827 Agama arenaria Heyden (Schleich, Kästle & Kabisch 1996)
1845 Agama sinaitica Rüppell [substitute name for Agama sinaita Heyden 1827] (Arnold 1986)
2002 Pseudotrapelus sinaitus werneri Moravec

Remarks: Previously included neumanni, as well as the populations now assigned to aqabensis, chlodnickii, dhofarensis, and jensvindumi. The only records from Israel are now referred to aqabensis, although sinaitus may also occur in the country (Bar, Haimovitch & Meiri 2021).
Distribution: Egypt (Sinai), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria.

Pseudotrapelus tuwaiqensis

Tuwaiq Desert Agama, Tuwaiq Agama



2023 Pseudotrapelus tuwaiqensis Tamar, Uvizl, Shobrak, Almutairi, Busais, Salim, AlGethami, AlGethami, Alanazi, Alsubaie, Chirio, Carranza & Smid

Distribution: Saudi Arabia.