Mwanza flat-headed rock agama
|Mwanza flat-headed rock agama|
|Male, Serengeti, Tanzania|
|Female, Serengeti, Tanzania|
Agama agama mwanzae
It lives in semideserts and can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks or kopjes. The male's head, neck, and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. The female is mostly brown and is difficult to distinguish from female agamas of other species. This lizard is often confused with the red-headed rock agama (Agama agama). Males preferably have around five breeding partners and are highly territorial. Once a male has won over a female, the lizard will perform exotic head bobs and head swinging to court her. 
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- Menegon, M. & Spawls, S. (2009). "Agama mwanzae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011. International Union for Conservation of Nature.
- Agama mwanzae at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
- Spawls, S.; Howell, K. M.; Drewes, R. C. (2006). Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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- "Spider-Man lookalike lizard is latest exotic pet craze". The Telegraph. 21 September 2009.
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