Monday, July 21, 2008

Binatang ini bernama "AGAMA"

Agamas are about 60 species of Old World lizards in the genus Agama, family Agamidae, order Squamata. These rough-scaled lizards have more or less flattened, robust bodies, well-developed limbs, and moderately long tails. They feed on insects and other small animals; some also consume vegetation. Most small species are ground-living. The large species often live on rocky cliffs or in trees. They are found in southeastern Europe and in the jungles, steppes, savannas, and desert regions of Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest and Central Asia.

Steven C. Anderson
Bibliography: Halliday, T., and Adler, K., eds., The Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (1986); Mattison, C., Lizards of the World (1989).

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