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Western Leaf Lizard

Stenocercus fimbriatus


A amazingly well camouphlaged lizard. Coulouring and ridges allow it to disappear in the leaf litter... browns, greys and disruptive lines make it almost impossible to spot unless it is moving. Including tail this specimen was a little over a foot long (11" ... 27cm).


Rainforest/terra firme leaf litter in Peruvian Amazon. This one was in the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserver, about 23 miles southwest of Iquitos, Loreto, Peru. Also found in Brazil.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Very cool!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wowww what a spot fantastic grate series!
This can go on the Mimetic Animals of the World mission

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 6 years ago

Really amazing!

Really does look like a leaf. Great spotting and great photos.

San Juan Bautista, Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.93, Long: -73.46

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on May 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

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