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Saara hardwickii (Indian spiny-tailed lizard)
Subject: Saara hardwickii (Indian spiny-tailed lizard)
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Saara hardwickii (Indian spiny-tailed lizard)

Spiny-tailed Lizard, Uromastyx hardwickii, Family Agamidae(Sauria).
Photographed by Aashay Baindur on 05 Jun 2006 in Thar desert, Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.
Nature Loader 16:42, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Date 6 June 2006 (original upload date)

Saara hardwickii, commonly known as Hardwicke's spiny-tailed lizard or the Indian spiny-tailed lizard is a species of agamid lizard found patchily distributed in the Thar desert, Kutch, and surrounding arid zones in India and Pakistan. These lizards are mainly herbivorous are live in numbers in some areas. These lizards are found in loose clusters and attract raptors and predators. They are also hunted by local peoples in the belief that the fat extracted from it is an aphrodisiac. Traditionally this species was placed in the genus Uromastyx, but in 2009 it was moved to the genus Saara together with the closely related S. asmussi and S. loricata. Order: Squamata, Suborder: Iguania, Family: Agamidae, Subfamily: Uromasticinae, Genus: Saara, Species: Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827), Synonyms: Uromastyx hardwickii (Gray, 1827).

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