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Sri lankan leaf-nosed lizard

Ceratophora tennentii


Leaf nosed lizard is an endemic lizard to Sri was found from riverston,Matale,Sri lanka...he was sleeping when we found him and guess we waked him up with lots of flashes in cameras...


The leaf-nosed lizard or Tennent's leaf-nosed lizard (Ceratophora tennentii) is a species of [[lizard]s] in the Agamidae family endemic to Sri Lanka.The arboreal leaf-nosed lizard, also known as the "horn-nosed lizard" or "horned lizard", has a leaf-like appendage on the end of its nose; the species can reach lengths of over 8 in including the tail. Its generic name, Ceratophora, means horn bearer. The males usually have more green in their coloration than females have, although they can change color to a reddish brown. The females usually have shorter appendages on their noses. These lizards are not very agile and rely more on their coloration to avoid predators rather than speed. The lizard is diurnal and therefore is usually only active in the day. Very little is actually known about this unusual lizard.

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Sew 8 years ago

Thank you Leuba...i think i edited it correctly now..thanx for the reminder :D

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Interesting lizard !
Just a reminder -"Description" on PN requires that you describe the spotting in your own words, however minimal - any thing significant that you noticed, perhaps. For example, this lizard appears to be shedding its skin...The description you've given us appears to be from Wikipedia and as such, you should state the source in your text, please. Wikipedia link could be given as a reference. Also, could you tell us where you spotted this ( garden, nature reserve, etc) Thanks.

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Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 31, 2014
Submitted on Jun 14, 2014

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