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Laungwala Toad-Headed Lizard

Bufoniceps laungwalaensis


Saw this lizard moving about in the sand during my trip to the sand dunes. Has a great camouflage, can't deny that. I don't know its scientific or common names, though.


Desert (found only in Rajasthan, India)

1 Species ID Suggestions

SandraH 10 years ago
Laungwala Toad-Headed Lizard
Bufoniceps laungwalaensis AGAMIDS - Bufoniceps

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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Hopefully suggestive for the Mission ‘Mimetic Animals of the World’.

SandraH 10 years ago

it was fun though - you are very welcome :)

AkshatPatel 10 years ago

@SandraH - Looks like a perfect ID. The lizard matches perfectly with the description in the link. Seems like you had to spend a big chunk of time searching for this guy... Thanks for the link and ID...!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Nice reference SandraH Thanks

SandraH 10 years ago

Ok, there is a reason why he is hard to classify. You have to have a good book with good photos or drawings. From what I found around the net he appears most likely to be Bufoniceps laungwalaensis. The genus (Bufoniceps) contains a single species and it looks like your guy here. Either that or he is a deformed other agamid :) like skinny-tailed uromastyx or round-headed gecko :)))) Photos of what is purported to be Bufoniceps can be seen here:

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Akshat just can't get attention to this lizard in first look due to it's color and color of sand even though nicely spotted by you, Good work.

windmustache 10 years ago

Great spotting!

SandraH 10 years ago

wow - very unusual! I can't seem to fit that weird head it has anywere. How big was it by the way?

ceherzog 10 years ago


alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Unusual looking lizard! We need our experts.

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Nov 6, 2011
Submitted on Nov 6, 2011

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