Star Agama/Stellion Stellagama stellio

Star Agama
Star Agama
The Star or Starred Agama, also called the Stellion, is a lizard of rocky habitats of Greece, Cyprus, north-eastern Africa and south-western Asia. Despite the lovely star-shaped pose of the one above left, the "star" and "stellio" in its name refers to its spotted pattern.
Star Agama
Stellion
Stellion
It can reach a length of some 30 cm. Its rocky habitat allows it to hide in crevices when under perceived threat. The Star Agama is the nominal of several subspecies.
  

Sling-tailed Agama

Stellagama/Laudakia stellio cypriaca

Sling-tailed Agama
Sling-tailed Agama
The Sling-tailed Agama above, named after the rings of its tail, is a subspecies endemic to Cyprus and is the island's largest lizard.
  

Orange-spotted Agama

Stellagama/Laudakia stellio picea

Orange-spotted Agama
Black Hardun
Orange-spotted Agama
The Orange-spotted Agama goes by several other names: Black Hardun (from the German name), Roughtail Rock Agama, and Painted Dragon. It is native to black lava desert of the Near East, hence the black and orange colouring. Looking at the three subspecies above, it is not surprising that there is discussion on whether to split some of them out into separate, full species.
  

Painted Dragon

Stellagama/Laudakia stellio brachydactyla

Painted Dragon Agama
Painted Dragon Lizard
Painted Dragon
The Painted Dragon is native to southern Israel, southern Jordan, Sinai, northern Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Its range overlaps with S. s. stellio. It also has bands of spiny scales along its tail.
Painted Dragon Agama
Painted Dragon Lizard
Painted Dragon
The Painted Dragon name comes from bands of colours on the back of cream, green and orange scales. The males display a black throat in the breeding season.