The pituitary of the saharian lizard Uromastix acanthinurus looks like those of other Agamidae. The pars intermedia is well developed. The elongated pars distalis is situated under the median eminence; it includes the rostral and caudal regions (two-thirds of the lobe). In the rostral region, the cytoimmunofluorescence technique has enabled us to reveal LTH-like cells, ACTH-like cells, and gonadotropin-producing cells. The latter are also revealed scattered in the caudal region where we find STH-like cells and numerous degranulated cells, also. © 1979.
Zuber-Vogeli, M., Doerr-Schott, J., Grenot, C., & Lemire, M. (1979). Description de l’hypophyse du lézard saharien Uromastix acanthinurus bell 1825 (Sauria agamidae): Localisation par immunofluorescence de quelques hormones hypophysaires. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 37(4), 459–467. https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-6480(79)90026-1