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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: October 31st, 2023.

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


Shield-tailed Agamas, Turnip-tailed Agamas, Strange Agamas

Biberschwanzagamen, Stachelschwanzagamen


1895 Xenagama Boulenger (type species: Uromastix batilliferus Vaillant 1882)
Contents: 4 species, of which 2 (50.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in the genus Agama (e.g., Wermuth 1967).
Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia.

Xenagama batillifera

Somali Shield-tailed Agama, (Vaillant's Shield-tailed Agama)

Somalische Biberschwanzagame

Somalisk Skjoldhaleagam

1882 Uromastix batilliferus Vaillant
Aporoscelis batilliferus Boulenger 1885
Agama batillifera Boulenger 1895
Xenagama batillifera Scortecci 1941

Remarks: Previously included the populations now assigned to wilmsi. Records from Ethiopia refer to wilmsi (Wagner, Mazuch & Bauer 2013).
Distribution: Somalia.

Xenagama taylori

Haud Shield-tailed Agama, (Taylor’s Shield-tailed Agama)



1935 Agama taylori Parker
Xenagama taylori Moody 1981

Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia.

Xenagama wilmsi

Jijiga Shield-tailed Agama, (Wilms' Shield-tailed Agama)



2013 Xenagama wilmsi Wagner, Mazuch & Bauer

Distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia.

Xenagama zonura

Ethiopian Ridgeback Agama

Äthiopische Keilrücken-Agame

Etiopisk Kilerygagam

1895 Agama zonura Boulenger
Stellio zonurus Ananjeva, Peters, Macey & Papenfuss 1990
Acanthocercus zonurus Baig & Böhme 1997
Xenagama zonura Wagner, Mazuch & Bauer 2013

Remarks: Erroneously reported from Somalia by Wermuth (1967).
Distribution: Ethiopia.