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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Brown tree dragon

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, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Ulrich Manthey & Norbert Schuster (1999)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Acanthosaura fruhstorferi, Wolfgang Denzer et al. (1997)
  • Acanthosaura lepidogaster, Uwe Schlüter & Jakob Hallermann (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)
  • Goniocephalus lepidogaster, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Calotes fruhstorferi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Acanthosaura braueri, Carl Christoph Vogt (1914)
  • Acanthosaura fruhstorferi, Franz Werner (1904)
  • Calotes 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)
  • Calotes lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)
  • Goniocephalus lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)
  • Gonocephalus lepidogaster, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1829)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Acanthosaura lepidogaster

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Acanthosaura lepidogaster

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Acanthosaura lepidogaster

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Acanthosaura lepidogaster

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster (juvenile)

Acanthosaura lepidogaster (juvenile)

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster (female, gravid)

Acanthosaura lepidogaster (female, gravid)

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster (male)

Acanthosaura lepidogaster (male)

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Brown pricklenape (male, full breeding colors)

Brown pricklenape (male, full breeding colors)

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Brown pricklenape (male, non breeding colors)

Brown pricklenape (male, non breeding colors)

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Acanthosaura lepidogaster distribution

Acanthosaura lepidogaster distribution

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Range map of Acanthosaura lepidogaster in Thailand

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