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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Agamidae
Genus:Agama
Genus species:Agama sp.

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:up to 40 cm
Identification:The Agama lizard's head, neck and thighs are covered with spiny scales. Males can be brown, gray, red, blue, or even yellow. Females, however, are either brown or gray in color
Habitat:Dry habitats along forest edges, sand deserts, rocky areas, mountains
Diet:Varies by species: arthropods or plant material
Reproduction:Agama lizards are egg-layers, with clutch sizes of 2-20 eggs. Some species may have several clutches in a single year. The time before hatching ranges from 1.5 to 4.5 months.
Many species can be found living in colonies.
Behavior:Most agamids are terrestrial but a few are semi-arboreal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There are 60 known species of agama lizards.

Other Information

Geographic:Africa
Central Asia
Southeastern Europe
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:reptile
herptile
Agama lizard (unidentified)
Agama
Agamidae
Lizards
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata