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Borneo Anglehead Lizard

Gonocephalus borneensis

Description:

Body length up to 13 cm, plus tail 40 cm. Males of the species are brownish in colour with pale flecks, and are paler ventrally. They possess an unmistakable and well developed comb-like crest of spines which extends along the vertebral line from the neck to the base of the tail. Females are green or brownish with a complex pattern of rounded cell-like blotches separated by dark grey .The crest is much reduced in females. In both sexes the throat pouch is pale.

Habitat:

Seen during a night walk in the Sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation center. Sabah.

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20 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Thanks here too! :-)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congrats Marta, your beautiful Borneo Anglehead Lizard has made the top 10 reptile spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 reptile spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 8th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoahhttp...

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Many thanks and Happy Xmas to all PN people :-)

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

You hit a home run with this one, Marta...Well Done!

Congrats Marta!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congrats Marta!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Congratulations Marta.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations Marta!!! Very well-deserved :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Marta!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Marta, this stunning Anglehead Lizard from Borneo is our Rangers' selected Spotting of the Week!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Twitter: https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/6...

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Thanks :-)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

That is a beautiful Lizard. Fantastic images Marta. Thank you for sharing :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Beautiful series Marta,last photo is awesome,congrats and thanks for sharing

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Thanks! :-)

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Nice series, Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Thank you for the likes and nice comments :-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Lovely photo Marta!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Lovely photo Marta!

Wonderful !

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2015
Submitted on Dec 14, 2015

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