Laudakia is a genus of lizards, commonly known as Asian rock agamas, in the family Agamidae. The genus is found mostly in Asia, with some species in Southern Europe.

Laudakia tuberculata, Uttarakhand, India.jpg
Kashmir rock agama (Laudakia tuberculata)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Agaminae
Genus: Laudakia
Gray, 1845


Some species of Laudakia, sensu lato, are now recognized in the new genera Paralaudakia found in Eurasia. For African agamas see the genera Agama and Acanthocercus.

Species and subspeciesEdit

Listed alphabetically.[1]

Moved to genus AcanthocercusEdit

Moved to genus ParalaudakiaEdit

Nota bene: A binomial authority or trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described in a different genus.


  1. ^ Genus Laudakia at The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ a b c d Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Acanthocercus adramitanus, p. 8; Laudakia nuristanica, p. 157; L. papenfussi, p. 200; L. wui, p. 290).
  3. ^ "Laudakia vulgaris". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2022-11-03.

Further readingEdit

  • Baig KJ, Wagner P, Ananjeva NB, Böhme W (2012). "A morphology-based taxonomic revision of Laudakia Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Agamidae)". Vertebrate Zoology 62 (2): 213-260. (Paralaudakia and Stellagama, new genera).
  • Gray JE (1845). Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xxviii + 289 pp. (Laudakia, new genus, p. 254).
  • Sindaco R, Jeremčenko VK (2008). The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. 1. Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Turtles, Crocodiles, Amphisbaenians and Lizards of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. (Monographs of the Societas Herpetologica Italica). Latina, Italy: Edizioni Belvedere. 580 pp. ISBN 978-88-89504-14-7.