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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Armored tree dragon

Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามยาว

Binomial name: Acanthosaura armata, John Edward Gray, 1827

Acanthosaura armata is a species of agamid lizards: commonly known as the armored pricklenape or peninsular horned tree lizard. A. armata can be found in China (Hainan), Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysian peninsula and Indonesia (Sumatra) .

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Scientific classification

Acanthosaura armata

Common names

  • German: Grosser Nackenstachler
  • English:
    • Armored tree dragon
    • Armored pricklenape
    • Peninsular horned tree lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามยาว


  • Acanthosaura armata, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Ulrich Manthey & Norbert Schuster (1999)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Heinz Wermuth (1967)
  • Goniocephalus armatus, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Goniocephalus armatus armatus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Acanthosaura armata, George Albert Boulenger (1885)
  • Acanthosaura armata, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Acanthosaura armata, John Edward Gray (1845)
  • Gonyocephalus (Acanthosaurus) armatus, Leopold Fitzinger (1843)
  • Lophyurus armatus, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1837)
  • Agama armata, John Edward Gray in Gray & Thomas Hardwicke (1827)
Distribution map of Armored tree dragon, Acanthosaura armata in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary

Range map of Acanthosaura armata in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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