Ceratophora is a genus of agamid lizards found in Sri Lanka. The male has a horn on its snout.
The tympanum is hidden, and the body is more or less laterally compressed, and covered with unequal scales. No dorsal crest is present; and a nuchal crest can be present or absent. No gular sac or gular fold is present. A large rostral appendage occurs, at least in the males. No femoral or preanal pores are found.
The following species are recognized as being valid.
Key to selected species
- a. Gular scales larger than the ventrals, smooth; lateral scales large, unequal; rostral appendage scaleless.....C. stoddartii
- b. Gular scales larger than the ventrals, feebly keeled; lateral scales large, equal; rostral appendage scaly .....C. tennentii
- c. Gular scales smaller than the ventrals, strongly keeled; lateral scales small; rostral appendage scaly ...........C. aspera
^ Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K. 1998. A revision of the endemic Sri Lankan agamid lizard genus Ceratophora Gray, 1835, with description of two new species. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 3 (1): 1-50.
^ a b Boulenger GA. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Genus Ceratophora, p. 118).
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