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Madagascar Collared lizard

Oplurus cuvueri


This lizard is about 16 inches long. Dark ring around it's neck and has a spiny tail. The largest of the Oplurus species.


Found in the dry forests of Western Madagascar.


The picture is taken in a wildlife park West of Antananarivo. The third picture shows him assessing me as a threat.

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JosephBullock 12 years ago

Thanks! I followed him in a series of photo's and finally he sat on the rock looking me right in the eye.

MitchRay 12 years ago

Very cool spotting Joseph.

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Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Spotted on May 7, 2011
Submitted on May 21, 2011

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