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Lizards and crocodiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Brown tree dragon

In Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามเล็ก

Binomial name: Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier, 1829

Acanthosaura lepidogaster is a species of agamid lizards, commonly known as the Brown Pricklenape in the genus of Acanthosaura found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and China.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • German: Schwarzkopf-Nackenstachler
  • English:
    • Brown tree dragon
    • Brown pricklenape
    • Scale-bellied tree lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าเขาหนามเล็ก

Synonyms

  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Vladimir V. Bobrov & Dmitry V. Semenov (2008)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Mirko Barts & Thomas Wilms (2003)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogastra, J. Robert Macey et al. (2000)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Ulrich Manthey & Norbert Schuster (1999)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Uwe Schlüter & Jakob Hallermann (1997)
  • Acanthosaura fruhstorferi, Wolfgang Denzer et al. (1997)
  • Calotes brevipes, Ermi Zhao & Kraig Adler (1993)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Édouard-Raoul Brygoo (1988)
  • Calotes breviceps, Franz Tiedemann & M. Häupl (1980)
  • Calotes brevipes, Heinz Wermuth (1967)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Calotes brevipes, Robert Mertens (1954)
  • Gonocephalus lepidogaster, R. Mell (1952)
  • Calotes fruhstorferi, René Léon Bourret (1943)
  • Calotes fruhstorferi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Goniocephalus lepidogaster, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Acanthosaura braueri, Carl Christoph Vogt (1914)
  • Calotes fruhstorferi, Franz Werner (1904)
  • Acanthosaura fruhstorferi, Franz Werner (1904)
  • Acanthosaura hainanensis, George Albert Boulenger (1900)
  • Acanthosaura lamnidentata, George Albert Boulenger (1885)
  • Lophyrus tropidogaster, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1837)
  • Gonocephalus lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)
  • Goniocephalus lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)
  • Calotes lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Acanthosaura lepidogaster
Acanthosaura lepidogaster
Acanthosaura lepidogaster
Acanthosaura lepidogaster
Acanthosaura lepidogaster (juvenile)
Acanthosaura lepidogaster (female, gravid)
Acanthosaura lepidogaster (male)
Brown pricklenape (male, full breeding colors)
Brown pricklenape (male, non breeding colors)
Acanthosaura lepidogaster range

Range Map

Range map of Acanthosaura lepidogaster in Thailand