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Species Range 1. U. acanthinura acanthinura BELL 1825 Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Libya U. acanthinura dispar HEYDEN 1827 Sudan, Tchad (Tibesti and Ennedi Mountains) U. acanthinura geyri MÜLLER 1922 South Algeria, Mali and Niger. The subspecies lives only in Mountain area (Air and Hoggar Mts.) 2. U. aegyptius aaegyptius (FORSKAL 1775) Egypt (East of the Nile), parts of Israel U. aegyptius microlepis BLANFORD 1874 Arab Peninsular, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, parts of Israel 3. U. asmussi (STRAUCH 1863) Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan 4. U. benti (ANDERSON 1894) Yemen 5. U. hardwicki GRAY 1827 India and Pakistan 6. U. loricata (BLANFORD 1874) Iraq and Iran 7. U. ocellata ocellata LICHTENSTEIN 1823 Sudan and Egypt U. ocellata ornata HEYDEN 1827 Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia U. ocellata macfadyeni PARKER 1932 Somalia, Djibouti and perhaps Eritrea U. ocellata philbyi PARKER 1938 Mountains of western Arabia from Jabal as Sinfa to southern Hejaz (Saudi Arabia)
8. U. maliensis Jogger 1998 Mali, Southwest Algeria
9. U. princeps O`SHAUGNESSY 1880 Somalia 10.U. thomasi PARKER 1930 Oman
This is a short overview concerning the distribution of Uromastyx species.
The names behind the scientific names are the names of the authors of the
taxon in question. If the names are in parenthesis the species was described
as a member of a different genus (e.g. U. benti was described as Aporoscelis
benti in 1894 by ANDERSON).
U. acanthinura acanthinura, U. benti, U. hardwicki, U. ocellata ornata,
U. ocellata ocellata, and U. aegyptia aegyptia are the most commonly
imported varieties of this genus.