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Young Philippine Sailfin Dragon

Hydrosaurus pustulosis


A young Philippine sailfin dragon.


Shrubs near the Ma. Christina waterfalls.


In pictures where it appears dead, it is actually just sleeping. I have returned this lizard to its habitat the day after I caught it. :)

2 Species ID Suggestions

Hydrosaurus pustulosis
Philippine sailfin dragon
Hydrosaurus pustulatus

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Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Hi Benjoe, you are invited to join this mission:

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Hi Benjoe, maybe you could add this spotting to the mission endemic species of mindanao:

JonRoquero 9 years ago

I think I saw one in The Bicol Region, specifically in Legazpi. Do they live near mangroves as well? And I think they are like the Jesus Lizard, they can walk on water, not sure of this though

Benjoe Rey
Benjoe Rey 9 years ago

I see. Thanks for the information. It does look like a Phil. sailfin. :)

alice and nath
alice and nath 9 years ago

I think this is a young Philippine sailfin lizard but I'm not 100% sure. Good thing that you returned the poor little thing. By the way, there are no native basilisk lizard in the Philippines.

Benjoe Rey
Spotted by
Benjoe Rey

Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 5, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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