Agama finchi

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Taxonavigation: Acrodonta 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Acrodonta

Familia: Agamidae
Subfamilia: Agaminae
Genus: Agama
Species: Agama finchi
Subspecies (2): A. f. finchi – A. f. leucerythrolaema


Agama finchi Böhme, Wagner, Malonza, Lötters & Köhler, 2005

Holotype: NMK L25342, adult male, collected by C. Bensch, B. A. Bwong, M. Hagen, V. Muchai and M. Peters, 12 October 2003.

Paratypes: ZFMK.

Type locality: Km 11 on road from Malaba to Busia, Western Province, Kenya (00°34 N, 34°11’E), 1500 m. elevation.


  • Böhme, W.; Wagner, P.; Malonza, P.; Lötters, S & Köhler, J. 2005: A new species of the Agama agama group (Squamata: Agamidae) from Western Kenya, East Africa, with comments on Agama lionotus Boulenger 1896. Russ. J. Herpetol. 12(2): 143–150.
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010: Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Leaché, Adam D.; Rebecca A. Chong, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Philipp Wagner, Wolfgang Böhme, Andreas S. 2009: Phylogeny of the genus Agama based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Bonner zoologische Beiträge, 56(4): 273–278.
  • Wagner, P. 2008: Neues von afrikanischen Agamen. Iguana-Rundschreiben, 21(1): 13.
  • Wagner, P.; Barej, M.F.; Schmitz, A. 2009: Studies on African Agama VII. A new species of the Agama agama-group (Linnaeus, 1758) (Sauria: Agamidae) from Cameroon & Gabon, with comments on Agama mehelyi Tornier, 1902. Bonner zoologische Beiträge, 56(4): 285–297.
  • Wagner, P., Freund, W., Modrý, D., Schmitz, A., Böhme, W. 2011. Studies on African Agama IX. New insights into Agama finchi Böhme et al., 2005 (Sauria: Agamidae), with the description of a new subspecies. Bonn Zoological Bulletin 60(1): 25–34. Full article (PDF) Reference page

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Finch’s agama