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Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard

Otocryptis wiegmanni


Brown-patched Kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni), also called Wiegmann's Agama or Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard, is a small, ground dwelling agamid lizard endemic to the wet zone forests and lower mountain forests (up to 1300 meters) of Sri Lanka. It is commonly seen in the leaf litter of shady rain forests. When perceiving danger, it spurts away quickly on its large hind legs and might eventually climb up a sapling or tree. It feeds on small insects, grubs and tender shoots. Adult body size: about 7 cms. Tail: 15 cms. Its colour ranges from dark reddish brown to dull brown. Males are darker than females. Lays between three and five eggs in a nest in the ground between July and January


Singharala Forest and Rain Forest Area Sri lanka

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Ratnapura, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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