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Lizards and crocodiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Boulenger's tree dragon

In Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามสั้น

Binomial name: Acanthosaura crucigera, George Albert Boulenger , 1885

Acanthosaura crucigera is a species of lizards commonly known as Boulenger's pricklenape or masked horned tree lizard. They are found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

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Site notes

In the recent years A. cardamomensis and A. phuketensis got split from A. crucigera.

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Agamidae
Genus
Acanthosaura
Species
Acanthosaura crucigera

Common names

  • German:
    • Masken-Nackenstachler
    • Winkelkopfagame
  • English:
    • Boulenger's tree dragon
    • Boulenger's pricklenape
    • Masked horned tree lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามสั้น

Synonyms

  • Acanthosaura crucigera, Perry L. Wood Jr et al. (2010)
  • Acanthosaura cf. crucigera, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2008)
  • Acanthosaura cf. crucigera, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Acanthosaura crucigera, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Acanthosaura crucigera, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Acanthosaura crucigera, Heinz Wermuth (1967)
  • Acanthosaura crucigera, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Goniocephalus armatus crucigerus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Acanthosaura horrescens, Axel Johan Einar Lönnberg (1916)
  • Acanthosaura crucigera, George Albert Boulenger (1885)

Photos

Acanthosaura crucigera - Kui Buri National Park
Acanthosaura crucigera
Acanthosaura crucigera
Acanthosaura crucigera (juvenile)
Acanthosaura crucigera (subadult)
Boulenger's pricklenape
Masked horned tree lizard

Range Map

Distribution map of Boulenger's tree dragon, Acanthosaura crucigera in Thailand
Range map of Acanthosaura crucigera in Thailand