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|This species is known as Trapelus ruderatus Olivier, 1805 - Bozkır Keleri in total lenght of 15-16 cm. Agama ruderata was formerly used for the species' name. It is relativelty similar to Laudakia stellio, a larger agamid. But T. ruderatus has shorter and curved head. Each nostril is located behind a small nasal plate. Scales on dorsum have carinae, but ventral scales without carniae. |
It lives in deserts, semi-deserts and steppic areas. It likes soil and stone+soil for biotop.
It ranges from Türkiye, Suriye throughout Irak to Iran and Afganistan. In our country, Ankara, Konya, Kayseri, Malatya, Gaziantep, Mardin, Bitlis, Van lake vicinity, represented by nominotypic subspecies, T. r. ruderatus.
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Ahmet merhaba , nadir bir türün güzel bir fotoğrafı , eline sağlık.
very nice and sharp pic, tell us more about this agama lizard . Ori
merhaba sevgili Hemşehrim. Hoş ve güzel bir fotoğraf. İlginç bir hayvan. Çok iyi yakalamışsın. Tberik ederim. Selamlar
Allahım ne çirkin heyvan, bize nasip olmadı görmek daha. Güzel bir makro elinize sağlık
Really great photo overlooked by me before! I like it because of fantastic creature not seen by me before. Very nice DOF and details. And all I can add is: I would like to see it someday in the wild, who knows, maybe next year? :)
Greetings from Lodz,
- [2008-10-19 1:51]
I'm a bit late finding this superb capture of this lovely Lizard in a fine pose. I like the light and colours and details of the skin are beautiful and it stands out so nicely against the stones. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla