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


Lesser Fan-throated Agamas, (Sita Agamas, Sitanas)

Kleine Kehlfächeragamen, Sita-Agamen

Små Vifteagamer

1829 Sitana Cuvier (type species: Sitana ponticeriana Cuvier 1829)
Contents: 15 species, of which 13 (86.7%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included the populations now assigned to the genus Sarada. Deepak & Karanth (2018) showed that there are several undescribed species in the genus, but further studies are needed. Hence, the taxonomy and distributions given below must be considered provisional.
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Nepal, Sri Lanka.

Sitana bahiri

Yala Fan-throated Agama



2015 Sitana bahiri Amarasinghe, Ineich, Karunarathna, Botejue & Campbell

Distribution: Sri Lanka.

Sitana devakai

Puttalam Fan-throated Agama



2015 Sitana devakai Amarasinghe, Ineich, Karunarathna, Botejue & Campbell

Remarks: Presence in Kerala (Palot 2015, as "cf. devakai") is not plotted in the map, since no exact localities are known to me.
Distribution: India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka.

Sitana devakai
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Sitana dharwarensis

Dharwar Fan-throated Agama



2020 Sitana dharwarensis Ambekar, Murthy & Mirza

Distribution: India (Karnataka).

Sitana fusca

Dark Fan-throated Agama

Dunkle Kehlfächeragame

Mørk Vifteagam

1998 Sitana fusca Schleich & Kästle

Distribution: Nepal.

Sitana gokakensis

Gokak Fan-throated Agama



2018 Sitana gokakensis Deepak, Khandekar, Chaitanya & Karanth

Distribution: India (Karnataka).

Sitana kalesari

Kalesar Fan-throated Agama



2015 Sitana kalesari Bahuguna

Remarks: Taxonomic status uncertain (Deepak, Tillack, Kar, Sarkar & Mohapatra 2021). Probably a synonym of sivalensis (V. Deepak, cited by The Reptile Database, viewed 19th March, 2021).
Distribution: India (Haryana).

Sitana laticeps

Broad-headed Fan-throated Agama, Broad-headed Fan-throated Lizard


Bredhovedet Vifteagam

2016 Sitana laticeps Deepak & Giri in Deepak, Giri, Asif, Dutta, Vyas, Zambre, Bhosale & Karanth

Distribution: India (Maharashtra).

Sitana marudhamneydhal

Southern Tamil Fan-throated Agama

Südtamilische Kehlfächeragame

Sydtamilsk Vifteagam

2016 Sitana marudhamneydhal Deepak, Khandekar, Varma & Chaitanya
2018 Sitana attenboroughii Sadasivan, Ramesh, Palot, Ambekar & Mirza (syn. Balan, Jude, Narayanan, Varma & Deepak 2021)

Distribution: India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu).

Sitana ponticeriana

Puducherry Fan-throated Agama, Indian Fan-throated Agama, Sita Agama



1829 Sitana ponticeriana Cuvier
1831 ? Agama pondicerana Gray (Wermuth 1967)
1864 Sitana minor Günther (Amarasinghe, Ineich, Karunarathna, Botejue & Campbell 2015)
1958 Sitana ponticeriana mucronata Deraniyagala (nomen dubium, Amarasinghe, Ineich, Karunarathna, Botejue & Campbell 2015)

Remarks: Now restricted to Tamil Nadu, but previously included all populations of all other species of this genus and of the genus Sarada. Schleich, Kästle & Sah (1998) noted that ponticeriana is a species complex of which many new species have subsequently been described. Although previously included in the fauna of Nepal (e.g., Wermuth 1967; Das 1996), there are still no confirmed records from the country (Schleich, Kästle & Shah 1998).
Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).

Sitana schleichi

Suklaphantah Fan-throated Agama



2002 Sitana schleichi Anders & Kästle in Schleich & Kästle (eds.)

Distribution: Nepal.

Sitana sivalensis

Siwalik Fan-throated Agama



1998 Sitana sivalensis Schleich, Kästle & Shah

Distribution: India (Uttarakhand), Nepal.

Sitana spinaecephala

Spiny-headed Fan-throated Agama, Spiny-headed Fan-throated Lizard


Pighovedet Vifteagam

2016 Sitana spinaecephalus Deepak, Vyas & Giri in Deepak, Giri, Asif, Dutta, Vyas, Zambre, Bhosale & Karanth

Distribution: India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan).

Sitana sushili

Sambalpur Fan-throated Agama



2021 Sitana sushili Deepak, Tillack, Kar, Sarkar & Mohapatra

Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha).

Sitana thondalu

Nagarjuna Sagar Fan-throated Agama


Nagarjuna Sagar-vifteagam

2018 Sitana thondalu Deepak, Khandekar, Chaitanya & Karanth

Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh).

Sitana visiri

Central Tamil Fan-throated Agama, Palm Leaf Fan-throated Lizard

Zentraltamilische Kehlfächeragame

Centraltamilsk Vifteagam

2016 Sitana visiri Deepak in Deepak, Giri, Asif, Dutta, Vyas, Zambre, Bhosale & Karanth

Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).