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Green-crested lizard

Bronchocela cristatella


This species is a bright green lizard, sometimes possessing a blue tint on the head. It is able to change colour, turning darker brown when threatened. There is a dark ring around each eye, and a dark spot at the back of the head. The males have a crest on the neck. It has a very long and thin tail (75% of total length). The body length is of 13 cm, and the total length (body + tail) is of 57 cm. This lizard had mites in its body.


Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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Lavi 4 years ago

Beautiful :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Hi armadeus.4: Thanks for the nice comment. Yes, it mimetizes very well so we saw it just by chance. And yes, the orange spots are mites (unfortunately for the lizard).

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Fantastic images Marta! Looks like it would blend in quite well in the foliage there! Thank you for sharing :) Are the mites those orange spots around the head?

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 18, 2015
Submitted on Oct 30, 2015

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