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Five banded gliding lizard

Draco quinquefasciatus


This medium-sized gliding lizard inhabits lowland primary rainforest, often close to swamps or other water bodies. It is generally found clinging to larger tree trunks. The species is easily identified by the five dark bands across the olive green dorsum and the pinkish-orange patagium: in the centre of each band are a series of white spots. The gular flag of the male is long, tapered and yellow in colour, and that of the female greenish with dark yellow spots.


The Five-banded Gliding Lizard ranges from southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra and Borneo. It was recently found in Singapore's forests.

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Yasser 7 years ago

One of my favorite lizards! They remind me of little flying dragons :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

great spotting

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 7 years ago

wowww Awesome!!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Brilliant spotting.

LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Lovely spotting and series!

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

very cool!

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 7 years ago


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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 14, 2007
Submitted on Nov 20, 2013

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