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Any of various tropical insect-eating lizards of the family Agamidae chiefly of Africa, Asia, and Australia, having a long tail and including the flying lizards.

[From New Latin Agamidae, family name, from agama.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agamid - a lizard of the family Agamidaeagamid - a lizard of the family Agamidae  
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Agamidae, family Agamidae - an Old World reptile family of Sauria
agama - small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World
Chlamydosaurus kingi, frilled lizard - large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neck
flying dragon, flying lizard, dragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
moloch - any lizard of the genus Moloch
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Qinghai Lizard is a viviparous, agamid sand lizard endemic to the north Tibetan (Qinghai) plateau with a broad altitudinal range from 2000 to 4600 m (Zhao & Adler, 1993).
SATURDAY'S SOLUTION: aargh; agamid; agar; agma; amah; amid; amir; aphid; aria; arid; damar; damp; dargah; dharma; diagram; DIAPHRAGM; digraph; diram; dirham; drag; dram; drama; gamp; grad; gram; gramp; graph; haar; hair; haram; hard; harm; harp; maar; maid; paid; pair; para; paradigm; pard; pariah; pram; raga; raid; ramp; rapid.
The only agamid species was the Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii, found in all waterside areas.
Sexual Size and Shape Dimorphism in an Agamid Lizard, Japalura swinhonis (Squamata: Lacertilia: Agamidae).
Eighteen species of agamid lizards live in Sri Lanka, including three endemic genera and 15 (83%) endemic species (Bahir and Surasinghe 2005, Somaweera and Somaweera 2009).
Calotes versicolor farooqi, an alpine subspecies of the widespread typical form, is the only most abundant and true arboreal agamid species in the area.
In addition, females of the agamid lizard, Agama atra follow a condensed reproductive cycle in which ovarian activity occurs only in September to November (Van Wyk 1984).
The Jacky dragon is an agamid species found in southeast Australia inhabiting variable geographic ranges from coastal heathland, rocky ridges, and sclerophyll forests (Harlow & Taylor, 2000).
Abstract: Agama agama, the agamid rainbow lizard, has been reported to serve as transport and reservoir host to several protozoan and helminth parasites.
the indian bloodsucker AGAMID lizard, Calotes versicolor [no relation to the vampire]