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Lizard

Observed: 19th December 2009 By: wdg22wdg22’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Lizard Dubai
Description:

Lizard found whilst camping in desert in Dubai

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

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Agamid sp.

My first thought was this was the common ground agama (Agama aculeata) until I saw you were Dubai and these animals are found in central and southern Africa. I don't know a great deal about Arabian agamas, however, I would suggest its probably a Sinai Agama (Pseudotrapelus sinaitus) or similar species. I know these are common in the region and I've seen them in reptile collections. This identification is based on the washed out striped pattern on the body. Sorry I can not be more certain.

Graham Banwell

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