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A small brown and white speckled lizard displaying a beautiful yellow dewlap. Seen in the jungle of SW Costa Rica. Active during daytime.
Osa Peninsular. Endemic to the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica
They are athletic creatures that run fast, and jump many times their length. They can also climb straight up almost any surface at blinding speed. They usually sit downward. Seeing a potential prey they dart down towards it. They display their dewlap and bob their head to attract sexual partners and to mark their territory. They feed on spiders and insects like cockroaches and mosquitoes.