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Changeable Lizard

Calotes versicolor


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.


Urban settlement, close to small pathces of jungle.

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දකුණු පළාත, Sri Lanka

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

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