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Rhino horn Lizard

Ceratophora stoddartti


An endemic lizard of Sri Lanka inhabiting central hills from 1500-2200 m a.s.l. It can be found in home gardens, natural forest areas and cultivations in Nuwaraeliya, Horton plains, peak wilderness, Hakgala, Namunukula etc. Namunukula population is restricted to very limited area and geographically isolated from central hills. It feeds on insects, caterpillars and also earth worms when foraging on ground. It is usually found in tree trunks though not uncommon in terrestrial habitats too. It can change its color from green to brown in a considerable rapidity when descending from tree trunk to the ground (Lizards of Sri Lanka - Ruchira Somaweera 2009)


Horton Plains National Park

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NickKing 6 years ago

Amazing photos, what a cool lizard.

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago


induruh 7 years ago


Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 7 years ago

Nice find,Nuwan!

Ader Bez Fontana
Ader Bez Fontana 7 years ago

Look at those scales, amazing! And a very unusual type of lizard.

CalebSteindel 7 years ago

that's pretty fantastic!

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Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 19, 2015
Submitted on May 29, 2015

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