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Agamid Lizards
- Agamidae

Red-headed rock agama
Red-headed rock agama – Jason Pratt, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Agamid Lizards are found in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. They show an astonishing diversity of forms and behaviors. They inhabit dry deserts, steppes and forests. The Flying dragons of the gender Draco can plan from one tree to another, the Thorny devils (Moloch horridus) have a system of microscopic grooves on their skin to transport rainwater or moisture from fog to their mouth. The Agamid Lizards they have excellent eyesight and hearing. The sense of smell is not very developed, despite the presence of olfactory cells in the nostrils and Jacobson's organ.

Between the Agamidae, six subfamilies are generally recognized:

  • Agaminae (Africa, Europe and South Asia)
  • Amphibolurinae (Australia and New Guinea, 1 species in Southeast Asia)
  • Draconinae (South and Southeast Asia)
  • Hydrosaurinae ( Hydrosaurus , Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Indonesia)
  • Leiolepidinae ( Leiolepis , Southeast Asia)
  • Uromasticinae ( Saara and Uromastyx , Africa and South Asia)
  • Alternative names:

      1. Agamid Lizards (English).
      2. Agamidés (French).
      3. Agamiden (German).
      4. Agamídeos (Portuguese).
      5. Agámidos (español).

    List of Agamid lizards for maintenance in captivity

    Family
    - Anolis carolinensis
    Green anole

    Green anole

    Very nice tree lizard also called chameleon lizard, due to the ability to change color depending on the environment ...
    Family
    - Uromastyx aegyptia
    Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard

    Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard

    The Egyptian Spinytail is the largest species of Spiny-tailed Lizards. Contents Characteristics The Spinytail ...
    Family
    - Uromastyx ocellata
    Tail hawthorn ocellated

    Ocellated spinytail

    The ringed spinytail is native to northeastern Africa., where it can be found in southern Egypt, Sudan, ...
    Family
    - Uromastyx ornata
    Ornate mastigure

    Ornate mastigure

    The ornate spiny tail (Uromastyx ornata) is included in the Appendix 2 of the Washington Convention on Trade ...
    Family
    - Calotes versicolor
    Oriental garden lizard

    Oriental garden lizard

    Although the Bloodsucking Tree Dragon can be found relatively frequently and quite cheaply in the trade, ...
    Family
    - Acanthosaura capra
    Acanthosaura capra

    Mountain horned dragon

    The Mountain Horned Dragon is a beautiful lizard that is also called the Asian chameleon., due to your changes of ...
    Family
    - Diploderma splendidum
    Green striped tree dragon

    Green striped tree dragon

    The Mountain Dragon is shy in nature and tends to panic. This can be counteracted with ...
    Family
    - Uromastyx acanthinura
    North African mastigure

    North African mastigure

    The North African Spiny-tailed Lizard is one of the most representative reptiles of the Sahara desert ...
    Family
    - Uromastyx geyri
    Saharan spiny-tailed lizard

    Saharan spiny-tailed lizard

    The Sahara Spiny-tailed Lizard is a relatively small and thin species for the genus, with a length ...
    Family
    - Agama agama
    Red-headed rock agama

    Red-headed rock agama

    The Fire Lizard (Agama agama) It is one of the most colored lizards that we can find, since even females ...
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