Savigny's agama

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Savigny's agama
Trapelus savignii (Wroclaw zoo).JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Trapelus
Species: T. savignii
Binomial name
Trapelus savignii
(A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837)
Trapelus savignii distribution.png
  • Agama savignii
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837
  • Phrynopsis savignyi
    Fitzinger, 1843
  • Agama savignii
    Wermuth, 1967
  • Trapelus savignii
    Macey et al., 2000

Savigny's agama (Trapelus savignii) is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae.


Both the specific name, savignii, and the common name, Savigny's agama, are in honor of French zoologist Marie Jules César Savigny.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

T. savignii is found in Egypt,[3] Israel, and the Palestinian territories.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and hot deserts.[citation needed]

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


The main source of water for Savigny's agama is its food, which consist of vegetables, insects, and small lizards.[citation needed]


Its body length is up to 25 cm (9.8 in), and its tail is almost as long as its body.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Trapelus savignii ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Trapelus savignii, p. 233).
  3. ^ Baha el Din, Sherif (2006). A Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Egypt. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-9774249792. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G (1837). Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome quatrième [Volume 4]. Paris: Roret. ii + 571 pp. (Agama savignii, new species, pp. 508–509).