Tree Agama, Agama atricollis


Family Agamidae. African members of this family are large, spiny diurnal lizards with big, well-defined heads; dominant males are frequently partly brilliant blue in breeding coloration.

Size: 20-30 cm. SV.

Habitat: in a variety of habitats including open savannah usually associated with tree trunks. All BINP agamas were found on the forest edge, on buildings or in trees below 1600 m. elevation. Males have enlarged teeth near the apex of the jaw and can inflict a painful bite.

Range: Ethiopia south to Natal, west to eastern Congo, Angola and northern Namibia