Agama lionotus

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Agama lionotus
Kenyan Rock Agama, male, Serengeti.jpg
Male, Agama lionotus elgonis, Serengeti, Tanzania
Kenyan Rock Agama, female.jpg
Female, Agama lionotus elgonis, Serengeti, Tanzania
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Agama
Species: A. lionotus
Binomial name
Agama lionotus
Boulenger, 1896

Agama lionotus is a species of lizard from the Agamidae family, found in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.[1] It is commonly referred to as the Kenyan rock agama, and is often confused with the red-headed rock agama.


Its subspecies are:[1]

  • A. l. dodomae Loveridge, 1923
  • A. l. elgonis Lönnberg, 1922
  • A. l. lionotus Boulenger, 1896
  • A. l. ufipae Loveridge, 1923


  1. ^ a b Agama lionotus, The Reptile Database