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Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard

Otocryptis wiegmanni

Description:

The Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni), also called Wiegmann's Agama or Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard, an endemic lizard to Sri lanka.

Notes:

The Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni), also called Wiegmann's Agama or Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard, is a small, ground dwelling agamid lizard endemic to the wet zone forests and lower mountain forests (up to 1300 metres) of Sri Lanka. It is commonly seen in the leaf litter of shady rain forests. When perceiving danger, it spurts away quickly on its large hind legs and might eventually climb up a sapling or tree. It feeds on small insects, grubs and tender shoots.It is closely related to the Indian Kangaroo Lizard (Otocryptis beddomii) of the rain forests of South India.

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Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 17, 2014

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