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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 


Trapelus is a genus of Middle Eastern agamid lizards, which contains 16 species.[1]

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Trapelus : 

Trapelus sanguinolentus

Scientific classification:








Cuvier, 1817

Species :


Listed alphabetically, the species are:


  • Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1807) – brilliant ground agama

  • Trapelus agnetae (F. Werner, 1929)

  • Trapelus boehmi Wagner, Melville, Wilms & Schmitz, 2011

  • Trapelus flavimaculatus Rüppell, 1835 – yellow-spotted agama

  • Trapelus jayakari (Anderson, 1896)

  • Trapelus lessonae (de Filippi, 1865)

  • Trapelus megalonyx Günther, 1864 – Afghan ground agama

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Trapelus.

  • Trapelus microtympanum (F. Werner, 1895)

  • Trapelus mutabilis (Merrem, 1820) – Egyptian agama, desert agama

  • Trapelus pallidus (Reuss, 1834)

  • Trapelus rubrigularis (Blanford, 1875) – red-throated agama

  • Trapelus ruderatus (Olivier, 1804) – horn-scaled agama, Baluch ground agama

  • Trapelus sanguinolentus (Pallas, 1814) – steppe agama

  • Trapelus savignii (A.M.C. Dumeril & Bibron, 1837) – Savigny's agama

  • Trapelus schmitzi Wagner & Böhme, 2006 – Schmitz’ agama

  • Trapelus tournevillei (Lataste, 1880) – Erg agama, Sahara agama

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Video : 

Trapelus savignii

Species : 


1- Trapelus flavimaculatus ( Yellow-spotted agama ) :

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The yellow-spotted agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus) is a common species of agamid lizard endemic to the Middle East.

Yellow-spotted agama

Scientific classification :








Species:T. flavimaculatus

Binomial name :

Trapelus flavimaculatus
Rüppell, 1835

Synonyms :

  • Trapelus flavimaculatusRüppell, 1835

  • Agama flavimaculata— Anderson, 1896

  • Trapelus flavimaculatus— Joger, 1987[1]

Geographic range :


It is found in arid regions of the Middle East, north of the Eastern Desert and northern Sinai, and the Arabian Peninsula.


Habitat :


It inhabits low land desert, particularly sandy areas.


Diet :


It feeds mostly on insects.


Behaviour :


During extremely hot weather, it may climb on bushes. It is diurnal.


Description :


Males are generally known by their remarkable blue colour on the ventral surface of their necks.

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Trapelus flavimaculatus – Another Anole-Like Agamid


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 November 21, 2013 by  K.Ra



Quick—when you think of an agitated anole, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps a quick color change, maybe even some squeaking and biting and, of course, a couple flashes of the dewlap all may have been high on the list. Well, not to be outdone by its cousins from the new world, the Middle-eastern yellow-spotted Agama (Trapelus flavimaculatus)  has come up with a spectacular display that involves all three behaviors listed above.

Trapelus flavimaculatus displaying.(above photo does not quite show dewlap at full extension). Photo from

Now while its true that when it comes to agamid dewlaps, this species is not as well endowed as a few others (Hypsilurus and Draco come to mind), no other agamid (to my knowledge, that is) displays quite like it. First off, the lizard changes  from its usual drab brown coloration (essential for a desert dwelling lizard)  to a  light cobalt blue while its ordinarily pale yellow tail glows neon orange. Next, the lizard opens its mouth and displays the bright orange inside of its jaws while making a hissing noise.


The final act to this performance comes when the lizard extends its deep cobalt blue dewlap at the attacker. As soon as the threat is gone, the display is over and the lizard resumes its usual coloration. 

yellow spotted rock agama- regular coloration. photo from

These lizards also use this display as a means of attracting/advertising their presence to females, so that’s another thing they might have in common with Anolis (I’m not exactly sure if the Anolis dewlap actually helps attract females). I thing it’s interesting that while anoles turn darker to convey agitation, these lizards actually become brighter. I think this has something to do with the fact that these are desert lizards and the blue color is really more in contrast to the desert  environment.


On a related note, how many other lizards out there have the ability to change color based on their mood?

2- Savigny's agama ( Trapelus savignii ) :



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Savigny's agama (Trapelus savignii) is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae.



Conservation status :




Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)

Scientific classification :








Species:T. savignii

Binomial name :

Trapelus savignii
(A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837)


-Agama savigniiA.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1837

-Phrynopsis savignyiFitzinger, 1843

-Agama savignii— Wermuth, 1967

-Trapelus savignii— Macey et al., 2000

Etymology :


Both the specific name, savignii, and the common name, Savigny's agama, are in honor of French zoologist Marie Jules César Savigny.[2]


Geographic range :


T. savignii is found in Egypt,[3] Israel, and the Palestinian territories.


Habitat :


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and hot deserts.[citation needed]


Conservation status :


It is threatened by habitat loss.


Diet :


The main source of water for Savigny's agama is its food, which consist of vegetables, insects, and small lizards.[citation needed]


Description :


Its body length is up to 25 cm (9.8 in), and its tail is almost as long as its body.[citation needed]



Savigny's agama

Video : 

Trapelus savignii

wintering :


No data.


Comments :


The vast majority of individuals of this species are commercially available specimens from trapping, which most often are in very bad shape. After purchasing a possible quarantine must be carried out, lizards ensure the least stress. After transport they are often highly dehydrated, so it is necessary to provide them with a source of water. Often individuals from their nature, are many parasites, both external (mites, ticks) or internal.

Under natural conditions trapelus savignii become increasingly rare, which is caused by a strong degradation of the environment of the desert by overgrazing and agricultural activities. Many individuals also killed on the roads. An additional threat is grabbing a huge number of individuals intended for trade. Currently, in many places its former range, especially in Egypt is a species vanishing.


Development of information sources and
Jakub Kowalski

sources of information  :

Werner, Y. & El Din, SB 2006. trapelus savignii . In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2

Care Articles :


1- Trapelus savignii  - agama :

courtesy to :

Trapelus savignii (Duméril & bibron, 1837) is a small agama inhabiting the desert environment of the Middle East and north-eastern part of Africa. Originally, the species was considered to be the type of Agama as Agama savignii .


subspecies  :

There are no distinct subspecies.

Length of life  :

To 10 years

Occurrence  :

Egypt, Israel, Palestine.

biotope :

Genre  ground perfectly adapted to semi-arid and desert environments. Prefers areas of a substrate sand and gravel, sand dunes partly colonize most POROS than ETE sucholubną vegetation. Less often chooses its habitat areas and rocky creeks dry riverbed. Most often they can be found in the desert near the clumps of grass or shrubs that provide shelter and observation perch. Perfectly they dig burrows in which to hide from the threat and the ch łodnych night.


Activity :


varieties :


Look :

Appearance male :


Adult male body length up to 25 cm, most of which falls on a thin, relatively stiff tail. Coloration adult animal is a yellowish-gray imitating surrounding the sand. Behind the eyes see two darker, dark gray or brown spots. Also, the sides of the body, on the dorsal side of the dark spots are visible in an amount of 5 pairs. The tail design with visible darker rings. Along the ridge appears brighter, white or yellow stripe. Some individuals also visible bright spots on the sides of the body. The underside of the body white. Scales rough, with a clear keel. The male is clearly massive and slightly larger than the female, with a powerful head. Base of the tail is thicker, but the young subjects very hard to distinguish between sex. In individuals sexually mature and active jowl becomes strong blue color.


Males are highly territorial and aggressive towards other males. In the center of the sickbay searching clearly visible perch (desert plant or rock) from which patrol the neighborhood. In the case of observations of another male often it comes to fighting.


appearance of a female

The female has a coloration similar to the male, but the pattern beyond the childbearing period is not as clear and appears to be slightly blurred. In females of childbearing potential and bearing the egg stains on the dorsal side of the body they take on a reddish or red color.


The females of this species are delicately built, usually slightly smaller than the male. There also exhibit intraspecific aggression, unless the space is limited lęgowa.Cechy special trapelus savignii is a species stressful, easily płoszącym and coming in panic. Animals not accustomed to the manipulation of the inside terrarium often terribly respond to any interference protector and get injured. In the case of high levels of stress, lizards they refuse food intake and fall into apathy, which most often ends in death.

terrarium  :


The terrarium should be in the type of desert. For the substrate preferably will use a mixture of sand and gravel. In the interior you can use larger stones and roots of plants, indicating that they are properly secured to Clam lizards did not do himself harm. In the central point terrarium preferably arrange a large stone or branch (higher than the rest of the design), which will be the perch for the male. It is necessary to provide enough hiding layer several centimeters thick, and the bulk of the substrate , wherein the Agama will dig. A good solution is to install on the rear wall of the terrarium background structured with shelves, which greatly increase the surface area available for the animals . The terrarium can be placed desert plants resistant to high temperature and earthing occasional sand. Be sure, however, they must be properly chosen species, devoid of thorns and spikes that could cause harm agamom. Plants are preferably planted in a pot flat ceramic surface of the soil and put flat stones which protect the soil in the pot prior to digging, and hence damage to the roots.


The size terrarium for an adult is a minimum of 60x45x45 cm. The size terrarium for a minimum Harem 100x50x40 cm.


Temperature :

On the day of the kind above 40 ° C at night below 20 ° C.

Humidity :

Below 50%.

Lighting :

12 hour lighting cycle. UVB  10%.

nourishment :

Trapelus savignii nourishes all kinds of small invertebrates. In the wild hunts for desert Orthoptera , beetles , flies, as well as small spiders , scorpions and millipedes. Occasionally, in periods of flowering plants in the rainy season also supplement their diet with fresh leaves and flowers.

Multiplication  :


Mating in natural conditions take place in late spring, in May and June. The male protects his harem against other males and cover the greatest number of females. Females after fertilization build nesting burrow, which consists of 10-12 eggs. During the year, can not bear to two broods. Young after hatching have a yellowish-gray coloration, there is no visible patterned composed of the darker spots.


2- Trapelus savignii - Agama Panthera

courtesy to :

Occurrence: desert and semi-desert steppe possibly in Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula and Israel, rarely some islands of Greece.


Description: agamky grow 18- 20 cm , half of which falls on the tail. The basic color is darker sand color ornament on the back, which in females during pregnancy receives light brown to red shades merging into yellowish tail. Males have blue colored hrdélka and sides of the abdomen.


Terrarium: desert or polopouštního type at the bottom with sand or sand mixed with peat accompanied by a bowl of water - agamky sometimes swim. Terrarium can also be equipped with the best plants are succulents. Terrarium create space dissected animals to find shelter as needed and not subject to potential stress. The minimum dimensions of the tank for a few 80x40x40, of course, the bigger the better. Animals are moving and I can run and jump around the reservoir, including climbing the side walls. There must be sufficient light and heat, accompanied by the UV source. Temperatures in the cage mněla would reach 28 ° - 30 ° C with heating to the possibility of 45 ° - 55 ° C and a nocturnal fall na15- 20 ° C .


Breeding: they are tame animals communicative and unpretentious, very soon get used to human society and in good conditions and live 15 years. Males are active, it is therefore preferable to adopt a group 1,2 or 1,3. The spacious terrarium can breed more males together, their disputes shall be limited only to the swinging header and inflation hrdélka, in exceptional cases, a slight skirmish, in which no one was injured.Adults do not attack nor chicks, and it is possible to have a more spacious tank generations.


Food: feed primarily on crickets, small locusts, cockroaches, insects in summer smýkaným. In addition, the composition should be expanded to include food green feed (Chinese cabbage, carrots, dandelion leaves, etc.). 1-2 times a week is appropriate to sprinkle water terrarium. Sprinkle all the food vitamin pills with calcium, 1-2 times a week will put a fast day.



2- The brilliant ground agama (Trapelus agilis) :

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 


The brilliant ground agama (Trapelus agilis) is a species of agama found in Central, West and South Asia, in Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China, possibly Iraq, and Afghanistan (T. a. isolepis).


  • Race khuzistanensis: Type locality: Iran, Khuzistan Province, 5 km northwest of Haft-Gel on the road to Shushtar

  • Race pakistanensis - southeastern Pakistan and adjacent northwestern India: Type locality: Gaj-River, Kirthar Range, southeastern Pakistan

Brilliant ground agama

Scientific classification :








Species:T. agilis

Binomial name :

Trapelus agilis
(Olivier, 1807)

Synonyms :

Agama agilis

Trapelus agilis pakistanensis

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Videos :

Trapelus savignii


reptile room n°1

Trapelus savignyi - Muf se krmí

Agamidae :  Introduction 

Agamidae Species : Africa  -  Asia  -  Australia & Papua new guinea

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