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Otocryptis is a genus of agamid lizards from the Indian subcontinent.[1] It is the sister group for the clade formed by Sitana and Sarada. The divergence is estimated to have occurred about 12 million years ago.[2]

Otocryptis are terrestrial lizards that can use bipedal locomotion.[2]

There are three species:[1]

Otocryptis beddomii Boulenger, 1885 – Indian kangaroo lizard
Otocryptis nigristigma Bahir and Silva, 2005
Otocryptis wiegmanni Wagler, 1830 – Wiegmann's agama

Otocryptis nigristigma male on Kandalama

Otocryptis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 17 September 2016.
Deepak, V.; Giri, Varad B.; Asif, M.; Dutta, S.K.; Vyas, R.; Zambre, Amod M.; Bhosale, Harshal; Karanth, K. Praveen (2016). "Systematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species". Contributions to Zoology. 85 (1): 67–111. doi:10.1163/18759866-08501004. Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2016-09-17.

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