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Hump-nosed Lizard

Lyriocephalus scutatus


A large hump nosed lizard widespread in the wet lowlands and the mid hills.Body laterally compressed.tympanum absent.Inhabitant of forests with high canopy it also enters home gardens and found on low trees as well.Active by day ascending higher reaches of trees to sleep at night.The typical threat posture is open mouth grape revealing the bright red lining of the oral cavity.Diet comprises of essentially of earthworms and also arthropods and young shoots and buds.


at Gannoruwa forest.

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1 Comment

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

great capture Cha......

Chamalka Dulmini
Spotted by
Chamalka Dulmini

Kandy CP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Aug 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 10, 2014

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