The twirler moth genus invalidly described by Heinemann in or around 1870 has been synonymized with Brachmia. Ceratophora was also an emendation for the dinoflagellate genus Ceratophorus (now Neoceratium) and the heteropod genus Cerophora (now Firoloida).
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Agaminae
Genus: Ceratophora
Gray, [1825[verification needed]]

Ceratophora is a genus of agamid lizards found in Sri Lanka. The males have a horn on their snout.



Tympanum hidden. Body more or less compressed, covered with unequal scales. No dorsal crest; a nuchal crest present or absent. No gular sac; no gular fold. A large rostral appendage, at least in the males. No femoral or preanal pores.[1]


  • Ceratophora aspera
  • Ceratophora erdeleni
  • Ceratophora karu
  • Ceratophora stoddartii
  • Ceratophora tennentii

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[1]


  1. ^ a b Boulenger, G. A. (1890) The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia.

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