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Pygmy lizard

Cophotis ceylanica


Easily identified by its irregular-shaped body scales and curled, prehensile tail - The Endemic Pygmy lizard is one of the slowest and perhaps the most lethargic seeming lizards found in srilanka.


Pygmy lizards belong to a family of reptiles called Agamidae (commonly called dragons or dragon lizards). But unlike other Agamids these little fellows don't lay eggs. Instead they hatch the eggs within their body and give birth to live young.

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Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj a year ago

What a beauty! Thank you for sharing.

induruh a year ago

Great Spotting!

SachindraUmesh 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya =)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago


SachindraUmesh 5 years ago

Thanks Nuwan =) Pretty lucky to have spotted him =)

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Great Spot!! first one in PN i guess!

Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.83, Long: 80.99

Spotted on Feb 19, 2014
Submitted on Feb 19, 2014

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