Agamids (Agamidae; koggelmanders)
Agamids are closely related to chameleons and are sometimes placed in the same family. South African species are moderate-sized, but elsewhere species can be more than one meter in total length. They are diurnal and primarily terrestrial. Agamas are short-bodied lizards, with a triangular head and large eyes with round pupils. Like chameleons, most have the ability to change colour. Two fanglike teeth are found in the upper jaw and they can inflict a painful bite. Agamas are mainly egg-laying (oviparous). In some species, the sex of the young may be determined by the egg incubation temperature. There are six species in South Africa .
Species occurring in the GCBC:
Southern Rock Agama
Southern Spiny Agama