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Common Flat Lizard

Platysaurus (?)

1 Species ID Suggestions

common flat lizard
Platysaurus intermedius EOL: Platysaurus intermedius

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patty 8 years ago

Magnificent lizard; its colors are amazing!!! Cool profile picture too =)

ulvalactuca77 9 years ago


Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great spotting..
Your spotting is precious for Project Noah..!!

AnjaliAnantharam 9 years ago


that third picture you linked to:

looks just like this one and is in the exact place that i spotted this one.
i think this one had just shed and had some bright colours.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

I appreciate your caution. I am cautious too. There are apparently 9 subspecies with variations in coloration. The Wikipedia and EOL images are confusing when you encounter photos like this and this and this

Darwin26 9 years ago

Amazing, reminescent link from reptiles to birds and their feathers ~ i could not even imagine a lizard this colorful ~ beyond stunning!
i would like to see the mate, are these breeding colors and does the mate look similar?

thank you,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

great colors, nice spotting

I'm struggling to confirm it being a platysaurus intermedius. It has a green head and blue body where as the platysaurus intermedius has a blue head and green body with a different shaped head.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Yes it's got 3 votes! "Spottings are defined as identified when they have a scientific name entered in the scientific name field, a reference link added or a species suggestion with at least 3 votes." So now the common and scientific names can be filled in (edited), and a reference link(s) applied.

BrandonBlount 9 years ago

Awesome Spotting!!!! Wonderful picture of an awesomely colored lizard!!!! :-D

Hey chun thank you. Yes that is the correct one. And yes I think the second lizard was its mate as it was protecting it whenever I got closer it would separate us by coming between us. Nice thank you.

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Hey, it seems like there is a second lizard showing it's head only.

Dangermouse 9 years ago

Colourful guy! Great spotting, and welcome to Noah. :)

DigantaGogoi 9 years ago


ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Oh, so it is.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Chun I think you have it. I'm on a slow connection and I didn't see yours until after I suggested it :-)

ChunXingWong 9 years ago

Is it a Platysaurus intermedius ?

Thank you KarenL. It's nice to take part.

LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Amazing colors!

Carolina 9 years ago

Wow wonderful colors!

SusanEllison 9 years ago

agama lizard?

KarenL 9 years ago

Very colorful - Great first spotting!
Welcome to Project Noah Christopher!

Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 30, 2010
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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