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Pygmy lizard

Cophotis ceylanica

Description:

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.

Notes:

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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6 Comments

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj a year ago

What a beauty! Thank you for sharing.

induruh
induruh a year ago

Great Spotting!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 4 years ago

Thanks Bhagya =)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

Cutie......

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 5 years ago

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

NuwanChathuranga
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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