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Changeable Lizard

Calotes versicolor

Description:

The changeable lizard has the ability to alter its color to match the background in order to hide in plain sight, they can grow up to 40+ cm in Sri Lanka which is slightly larger than the rest of this species area-range. They can move each eye independently like a chameleon and are related to iguanas. During mating-season, the males head and sholders turn red and its troath black. This specimen is a young adult measuring about 25 cm with the tail.

Habitat:

Urban settlement, close to small pathces of jungle.

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Gaia80
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දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 25, 2020

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