Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Agama aculeata distanti  
(Distant's Ground Agama)
(SiSwati: holoholo)


Key Features: small spiny scales on the head and back, box-shaped head, stubby build and short tail

Comments: Occurs in the highveld, middleveld and Lubombo regions, absent from the lowveld. This form is endemic to South Africa and Swaziland.

Open grassland
Rocky ridges and slopes

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Distribution Data Sources:
SNTC Swaziland Biodiversity Baseline Data
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (data accessed in 2016) http://www.gbif.org/
Project Noah www.projectnoah.org/ UCT ADU Virtual Museum (ReptileMap) vmus.adu.org.za/
HerpMapper. 2017. HerpMapper - A Global Herp Atlas and Data Hub. Iowa, U.S.A. Available http://www.herpmapper.org. (Accessed: 21-01-2017).
Miscellaneous other sources.