Ground agama

Typical agama body shape. Earhole relatively large. Throat has central network of markings. Regular rows of enlarged spines on back. Body cryptically blotched in browns. Breeding male has bluish head. Terrestrial, basking in low bushes, feeding on ants. Shy, solitary. Lays 10-18 eggs in hole in summer.
Widespread in savanna and semi-arid areas.


(en) Ground agama
(sc) Agama aculeata
(af) Gewone grondkoggelmander