Agama rueppelli

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Agama rueppelli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Agama
Species: A. rueppelli
Binomial name
Agama rueppelli
(Vaillant, 1882)
Subspecies
  • A. r. rueppelli
    Vaillant, 1882
  • A. r. occidentalis
    Parker, 1932
  • A. r. septentrionalis
    Parker, 1932
Synonyms[1]
  • Agama rueppellii [sic]
  • Agama ruppelli [sic]
  • Agama vaillanti

Agama rueppelli, commonly known as the arboreal agama or Rüppell's agama, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. The species is endemic to East Africa.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, rueppelli, and one of the common names, Rüppell's agama, are in honor of German naturalist Eduard Rüppell.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

A. rueppelli is found in eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and Somalia.

Description[edit]

A small brown or reddish agama, A. rueppelli may reach a total length (including tail) of 28 centimetres (11 in). It has darker crossbars down the back, with a pale vertebral stripe.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agama rueppelli ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Agama rueppelli, p. 229).
  3. ^ Spawls S, Howell KM, Drewes RC (2006). Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa. Princeton Pocket Guide Series. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 240 pp. ISBN 978-0691128849.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. ... Agamidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. ("Agama rueppellii [sic]", pp. 355–356).
  • Parker HW (1932). "Scientific Results of the Cambridge Expedition to the East African Lakes, 1930-31. 5. Reptiles and Amphibians". Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 38: 213-229.
  • Vaillant L (1882). "Reptiles et Batraciens ". pp. 1–25 + Plates I-III. In: Révoil G (1882). Faune et Flore des Pays Çomalis (Afrique Orientale). Paris: Challanel Ainé. 530 pp. ("Agama ruppelli [sic]", new species, pp. 6–8 + Plate I). (in French).