Agama caudospinosa

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Elmenteita agama
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Agama
Species: A. caudospinosa
Binomial name
Agama caudospinosa
Meek, 1910
Synonyms

Agama agama caudospina
Agama agama kaimosae
Agama planiceps caudospinosa

The Elmenteita agama (Agama caudospinosa) is a species of lizard from the Agamidae family. The species is endemic to Kenya with the type locality being Lake Elmenteita, hence the common name.

Description[edit]

The males are predominantly grey, reaching lengths of 45 cm. They are spiny with relatively wide tails. When "in display", the males show various shades of orange or red around their necks, chins, and chests. Females are smaller and mottled brown with a vertical line of pale spots.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spawls, S., Howell, K.M. & Drewes, R.C., Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa, Princeton:Princeton University Press, 2006.

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