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Hardun Agama (Laudakia [Agama] Stellio) Say cheese! This Hardun Agama is smiling for the camera ;) <br />
This specie was formerly called Agama Stellio but is recently rebranded to Laudakia Stellio. The &#039;stellio&#039; is latin for &#039;star&#039; and refers to the star shaped figures on the back (not visible on this picture). <br />
Picture taken in Turkey near the city of Bodrum. Agama Stellio,Closeup,Hardun Agama,Laudakia Stellio,Laudakia stellio,Reptiles,Reptilia,Stellion,Turkey (country),agama Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Hardun Agama (Laudakia [Agama] Stellio)

Say cheese! This Hardun Agama is smiling for the camera ;)
This specie was formerly called Agama Stellio but is recently rebranded to Laudakia Stellio. The 'stellio' is latin for 'star' and refers to the star shaped figures on the back (not visible on this picture).
Picture taken in Turkey near the city of Bodrum.

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  1. Excellent shot, Joost! Specie introduction (1st photo) and well described. Posted 11 years ago

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A stellion , also known as a hardim or star lizard, is a species of agamid lizard found in Greece, Southwest Asia, and Northeast Africa. Like many agamas, stellions can change color to express their moods. They bask on stone walls, rocks and buildings, and also on trees. They are usually found in rocky habitats, and are quite shy, being very ready to dive into cracks to hide from potential predators.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2011 22:59 in Eskiçeşme Mh., Haremtan Sk, 48200 Bodrum/Muğla Province, Turkey.
  • SLT-A55V
  • ISO100
  • 250mm