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  • Kober, I. & Geissel, U. 2006. Welcher Typ passt zu mir? Die verschiedenen Lampen in der Terraristik. Terraria 1 (1): 17-21.
  • Macey, J. R., J. A. Schulte II, A. Larson, N. B. Ananjeva, Y. Wang, R. Pethiyagoda, N. Rastegar-Pouyani, T. J. Papenfuss. 2000. Evaluating trans-Tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics. Syst. Biol. 49 (2): 233-256.
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp.
  • Mateo, J.A., GENIEZ, P., LOPEZ-JURADO, L. F., BONS, J. 1999. Chorological analysis and morphological variations of Saurians of the genus Uromastyx (Reptilia: Agamidae) in western Sahara. Description of two new taxa. Rev. Esp. Herp. 12: 97-109.
  • Mertens,R. 1962. Bemerkungen über Uromastyx acanthinurus als Rassenkreis. Senck. biol. 43: 425-432.
  • Müller, L. 1922. Über eine neue Uromastix-Art aus der Zentral-Sahara. Naturwiss. Beobachter, Frankfurt 63: 193-201.
  • Nemtzov, S. 2008. Uromastyx lizards in Israel. NDF Workshop Case Studies, WG 7 - Case Study 5: 1-22.
  • Ortner, Andreas. 1989. Pflegebedingungen und Nachzucht der Nordafrikanischen Dornschwanzagame (Uromastyx acanthinurus Bell, 1825). Herpetofauna 11 (59): 11-16.
  • Ortner, Andreas. 1989. Wiederholte Nachzucht bei der Nordafrikanischen Dornschwanzagame (Uromastyx acanthinurus Bell, 1825). Herpetofauna 11 (63): 20-21.
  • Rothschild & Hartert. 1912. . Novit. Zool., London 18: 468.
  • Schleich,H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schnurrenberger, Hans. 1963. Fishes, amphibians, and reptiles of two Libyan oases. Herpetologica 18 (4): 270-273.
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  • TRAFFIC Europe. An assessment of the international trade in Spiny-Tailed Lizards Uromastyx with a focus on the role of the European Union. AC20 Inf. 13. Online: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. 2004. Accessed December 09, 2010 at
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  • Wilms, T. & W. Böhme. 2001. Revision der Uromastyx acanthinura - Artengruppe, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art aus der Zentralsahara (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae). Zool. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 51 (8).
  • Wilms, T. 2001. Dornschwanzagamen, 2. Aufl. Herpeton, Offenbach, 142 pp.
  • Wilms, T. 2002. Uromastyx - spiny-tailed agamas. Reptilia (GB) (21): 12-18.
  • Wilms, T. 2002. Uromastyx; reproductive behavior. Reptilia (GB) (21): 30-33.
  • Wilms, T. 2007. Dornschwanzagamen der Gattung Uromastyx - Einführung in Taxonomie und Ökologie einer auf Wüsten spezialisierten Echsengruppe. Draco 8 (31): 4-19.
  • Wilms, T. 2009. Marokko - Schatzkammer in Nordwesten Afrikas. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (1): 16-23.
  • Wilms, T.; Ruf, D. & Löhr, B. 2003. Zur Haltung und Nachzucht zweier Taxa aus dem Uromastyx-acanthinura-Komplex: Uromastyx geyri MÜLLER 1922 und Uromastyx dispar flavifasciata MERTENS 1962 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Leiolepidinae: Uromastyx). Draco 4 (14): 42-55.
  • Wilms, T.; Strassen, B.; Oppermann, A. & Petri, C. 2007. Ein Beitrag zur artgerechten Einrichtung und Beleuchtung von Terrarien für die Haltung von Dornschwanzagamen. Draco 8 (31): 20-29.
  • Wilms, Thomas; Böhme, Wolfgang; Wagner, Philipp; Lutzmann, Nicolà; Andreas Schmitz. 2009. On the Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) – Resurrection of the Genus Saara Gray, 1845. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56: 55-99.
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