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Ground agama

Agama aculeata


Snout-to-vent length is 76–100 mm. With a triangular head and rounded snout, this agama is coloured olive to reddish-brown (sometimes grey or yellowish) with a light creamy-white to pink belly. There are four or five paired darker blotches on the back—many smaller blotches continue down the tail. Breeding males become blue on the sides of their heads.


Dry, sunny side of a hill at the border of Namib desert. The ground agama (Agama aculeata) is a species of lizard from the Agamidae family, found in most of sub-Saharan Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Republic of South Africa, Mozambique, S Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Swaziland)


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Benno Ibold
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Benno Ibold

Erongo Region, Namibia

Spotted on Jul 17, 2014
Submitted on Aug 6, 2014


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