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By David J. Zoffer

Every little thing an agamid-lizard fanatic might ever want to know are available in the pages of this colourful ebook. There are sections on feeding, breeding, housing, plus lots of species bills masking one of the most well known agamids on this planet. this can be one booklet no lizard-lover can do with out.

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The Sailfin Dragon is the largest of the agamid lizards. It is believed that the elaborate frills and crests that run along its dorsal ridge are for both territorial displays and for swimming (the crests supposedly act like rudders in the swiftly flowing waters that it frequents). In captivity, very spacious housing is required, either in the PHOTO BY R. D. BARTLETI. Nnoooy S3103dS SPECIES ACCOUNTS 45 PHOTO BY R. D. BARTLETT. form of an extremely large aquarium (100 gallons or more) or a home-built cage at least 6 feet long by 3 feet high and wide.

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LYRE-HEADED AGAMID LYRIOCEPHALUS SCUTATUS Distribution: Sri Lanka Length: 12 to 16 in Housing: Woodland Yet another "oddball" among the agamids, L. scutatus is an ornately decorated, slow-moving predator of cool rainforests. The Lyre-headed Agamid has a laterally compressed body with many keeled scales running along the dorsal ridge as well as the ventral ridge of the tail. Crests are present in both sexes but are especially high in males. This species possesses a strong color-changing ability.

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