Laudakia dayana

Laudakia dayana, commonly known as the Haridwar agama, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. The species is native to extreme northern India.

Laudakia dayana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Laudakia
L. dayana
Binomial name
Laudakia dayana
(Stoliczka, 1871)
  • Stellio dayanus
    Stoliczka, 1871
  • Agama dayana
    Boulenger, 1885
  • Laudakia dayana
    Baig & Böhme, 1997

Geographic rangeEdit

L. dayana is found in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, which includes Haridwar, and in the union territories of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.[1][2]


The specific name, dayana, is in honor of English ichthyologist Francis Day.[2][3]


The preferred natural habitat of L. dayana is rocky areas, at altitudes of about 3,000 m (9,800 ft).[1]


L. dayana is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Das, A. (2021). "Laudakia dayana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T202863A2757430. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T202863A2757430.en. Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Laudakia dayana at the Reptile Database. Accessed 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ 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. (Laudakia dayana, pp. 66-67).

Further readingEdit

  • Baig KJ, Böhme W (1997). "Partition of the Stellio group of Agama into two distinct genera: Acanthocerus FITZINGER, 1843, and Laudakia GRAY, 1845 (Sauria: Agamidae)". 8th Ord. Gen. Meet. Soc. European Herp. (Laudakia dayana, new combination, p. 36).
  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I. Geckonidæ, Eublepharidæ, Uroplatidæ, Pygopodidæ, Agamidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Agama dayana, new combination, p. 362).
  • Boulenger GA (1890). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Agama dayana, p. 148).
  • Stoliczka F (1871). "Notes on new or little known Indian Lizards". Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Calcutta) 1871: 192–195. (Stellio dayanus, new species, p. 194).