Butterfly Agamas, Butterfly Runners. Leiolepis sp.
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As with many reptiles entering the pet trade in the past decade, many have been subject to little field research and most have very little information documented on captive care requirements, breeding, etc. Because they have been uncommon, "common" names are highly varied and may have more to do with what name an importer or pet store slaps on the invoice or cage rather than the name being one that has become associated with a species or subspecies through long-term common usage.
Leiolepis are in the same subfamily (Leiolepinae) as the Uromastyx (dab; spiny-tailed) lizards.
Obst, F. et al. Completely Illustrated Atlas of Reptiles and Amphibians. TFH Publ, 1988.
Slavens, Frank & Katie. Lizard Species Accounts.
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