Uromastix benti - Bent’s Mastigure
Spiny-tailed lizards are more often called “uromastix" in the pet trade, and the name uromastix comes from Greek - Uro- being the root meaning “tail”, and -mastigo being the root meaning “scourge”. Given that all members of this genus have a thick tail covered in sharp spines, the name is quite fitting.
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1901.

Uromastix benti - Bent’s Mastigure

Spiny-tailed lizards are more often called “uromastix" in the pet trade, and the name uromastix comes from Greek - Uro- being the root meaning “tail”, and -mastigo being the root meaning “scourge”. Given that all members of this genus have a thick tail covered in sharp spines, the name is quite fitting.

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1901.

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