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Hump nosed lizard

Lyriocephalus scutatus


Hump-nosed Lizard is an endemic arboreal lizard found in shaded forests and adjoining well wooded home gardens and plantations from wet lowlands to mid hills (up to about 1600m a.s.l.). It feeds on insects[termites, butterflies, moths], earthworms, young shoots and buds as well as fruits on both trees and on land. It is a diurnal lizard and during night ascending high up trees to sleep. If cornered it opens its mouth wide to show the bright red color inside, change body color and also practicing death feigning.

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1 Comment

Christiane 8 years ago

Hi Dilan.. This looks like the same Lizard you posted a year ago on the same tree. If they're taken in the same location/date, they should all be consolidated in one spotting. :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Spotted by
Dilan Chathuranga

Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 15, 2015
Submitted on Dec 15, 2015

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