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Boulenger's Tree Agama

Dendragama boulengeri

Description:

Trusting in its great camouflage, this striking lizard stayed completely frozen even when we approached it. One of our local friends picked it up and moved it to another tree, where it began to change from green to yellowish (image 3) and finally to a deep brown (images 4 and 5)! It measured about a foot and a half long, including the tail.

Habitat:

Seen at an elevation of 1800m at the foot of Sumatra's Mt. Kerinci, the tallest volcano in SE Asia, in the Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Notes:

I think it's Dendragama boulengeri, but not 100% certain!

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7 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Amazing! Really cool!

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 8 years ago

Thanks, S Frazier. You're moral support helped me gain the confidence I need to add an identification ;) Hopefully it's right!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

It certainly looks like other images from Kerinci Seblat of the Sumatran agama Dendragama boulengeri.

luke.mackin
luke.mackin 8 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's not an Oriental garden lizard, and especially not a Horsfield's spiny lizard (endemic to India). Wish there were more field guides for reptiles available in Indonesia!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Horsfield's spiny lizard...?

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Oriental garden lizard?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice set of pics.

luke.mackin
Spotted by
luke.mackin

Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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