Agamid lizard climbing a stone and showing its crest

Agamid lizards

Agamid lizards are a family of lizards with more than 350 species, including such distinctive members as the thorny devil and the flying lizard. This diverse group usually has well developed legs and mid-dorsal crest and can be found in Australia, Asia and Africa.

Scientific name: Agamidae

Rank: Family

Common names:

Old World iguanids


Map showing the distribution of the Agamid lizards taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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