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A brief snippet about Uromastyx (Uromastyx species)

A brief introduction to the species will be inserted here ..... coming soon! In the interim we have a number of links on the species, listed on this page.


Captive Care
Basic care for Uromastyx Lizards -

Care Sheet for the Genus Uromastyx - Melissa Kaplan

Introduction These interesting lizards have become more popular during the last few years. Unfortunately there is little known about the genus. The following guidelines will help maintain these animals in captivity. Hopefully as more people work with the genus success stories will become more numerous. The only way to ensure better husbandry for these unusual lizard is for all herpetoculturists to share their information.

How to Care for Your New Uro: Aqualand

Temperature: Some like it hot -- especially Uromastyx maliensis. Provide a cool area at 80 to 95F at one end of their cage plus a toasty warm spot for them to bask (loaf) in leisure.

Ocellated Spinytail, Uromastyx ocellatus ocellatus

by Terry Thatcher
Spiny Tailed Agamid or Dab Lizards, Uromastyx species

Randall L. Gray

You can review most of my articles at the Uromastyx Home Page which is now maintained by Troy Jones with a little husbandry/biology help from me. However,I have prepared a thumb nail sketch of thier husbandry for those who want the information fast and furious which can be found further down on this page.

Uromastyx (Uromastyx species) Spiny Tail Lizard (Uromastyx) Care Sheet & Info - wnyherp


Sudanese Uromastyx (U. ocellata ) - Deer Field Farms

Sudanese, or more correctly, Sudanese Ocellated Uromastyx, are one of the less common Uromastyx species generally available in North America. These and Ornates were the first two Uromastyx species we started working with at Deer Fern Farms and we probably hold the North American record for the first true captive production of fertile eggs (just our luck however that that clutch died in the shell prior to hatching and someone else got live hatchlings a year or two later while we had our pairs split).

Uro-Addict : "dragons really do exist." - CA

I saw my first Uromastyx about nine years ago and fell in love! After months of research I purchased a pair of uromastyx Geyri. From then on my collection grew! Now I have Uromastyx maliensis, macfadyeni & ocelleta ornata.

Uromastyx Caresheet - RID

Description: Uromastyx, also know as spiny tail agamids or lizards have approximately 19 species in their family, of which, 7 are found in captivity in the United States. Those are the U.Malinesis, U. Acanthinurus, U. Aegyptius, U. Benti, U. Hardiwicki, U. Ocellatus and U. Ornatus. They live in arid regions where it is dry, hot and sandy. Native Range: They derive from Northern Africa, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Lybia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Arab Peninsular, Israel, Niger, Afghanistan, Mali, Tchad, Eritrea and Oman

Breeders & Retailers
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Deer Fern

We've included a detailed care sheet for the most common Uromastyx species following this introduction into our Uromastyx breeding program. Breeders of Uromastyx, Rare Reptiles & Savannah and Bengal Cats


Welcome to Uromastyx By Audrey Vanderlinden Highly specialized breeders of uromastyx lizards. We pride ourselves in producing beautiful healthy 100% captive bred and hand raised uromastyx. Absolutely NO IMPORTS or reselling of imported animals.

Uromastyx acanthinurus - Agama International

Urotopia Uromastyx Home

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Some of these links will take you to more specific information about items we have for sale. In many cases we haven't listed every reptile available so if you get a "not found" message please contact us for item details

Ornate Uromastyx -

More Info.
CITES - pdf document on trade, natural habitat, status etc.


Flash site with photo, care sheets(pdf) and some background.

Uromastyx Home Page

Care Sheets: lists genus Uromastyx caresheets, species specific caresheets, breeding and brumation pages, and helpful maintainance pages both on this site and others. Pictures: includes dozens of uro pics; where possible images include hatchling, juvenile, subadult and adult animals, as well as both male and females shots, oddball specimens, and anything else worth posting...Pics of enclosures and X-rays are also included.

Other Info.
CITES Iinfo (pdf file 38Kb)

Uromastyx ocellata Lichtenstein, 1823 FAMILY: Agamidae COMMON NAMES: Eyed Dabb Lizard, Ocellated Mastigure, Ocellated Uromastyx, Eyed Spiny-tailed Lizard, Smooth-eared (English); Fouette-queue Ocellé (French); Lagarto de Cola Espinosa Ocelado (Spanish)

Uromastyx hardwickii, Indian Spiny-tailed Lizard - Digital Morp

The spiny-tailed lizard, Uromastyx, is traditionally placed in the iguanian group Agamidae, although -- with Leiolepis -- it is generally acknowledged to be a basal taxon. Uromastyx is a desert lizard found in both rocky and sandy terrains from North Africa (Morocco to Mauritania, across to Egypt and the Sudan) and the Middle East (the Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Iraq) to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some 13 species are currently recognised, of which U. aegyptis (Egypt), U. acanthinurus (Morocco), and U. hardwickii (India, Pakistan) may be among the more familiar. The fossil record is not extensive but Uromastyx has been reported from the Eocene of Europe (Auge, 1988), demonstrating a more extensive original range.

EMBL Database - Uromastyx


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