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Rhino-horned lizard

Ceratophora stoddartii


The rhino-horned lizard is a species of lizard in the Agamidae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka.Head is oval, and longer than wide. Rostral appendage is long, horn-like, about two thirds the length of the snout in males, which is reduce or even absent in females.A slow moving, arboreal species, found on trees 1 to 2m above ground.


Widepread from montane forests of central Sri Lanka.It was found on a tree about 1m above ground.

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34 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

Congrats! You seem to be the "STOD MAN"

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Thank you friends for your all beautiful comments & wishes!!!

RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice. Congratulations!

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

belated congratulations Dilan :)

Awesome capture Dilan.congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Dilan. Nice shot... great looking lizard.

Congratulations Dilan on this SOTD!

Congratulations on the SOTD, Dilan Chathuranga, very well deserved.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Sau & Carol!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Super cool!

Congrats Dilan ! :) NO words to say how proud we are ! (Y)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

...Agree with you Bhagya!!Thanks Adarsha for your wonderful comment!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Thank you very much friends for your all interesting comments!!!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

Awesome Dilo.... feeling so much proud to be a Sri Lankan... Congratulations on your great capture ..... happy for you dear....

By the way Adi's idea is brilliant =D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

If there is an award for Lizards, you should be awarded with that..If there is movie made as " lizard man", they should make you hero in that.. ha ha :)

Seriously, awesome spotting Dilan..congratulations :) You are on a roll..:)

Sew 8 years ago

congratz D....u made us and all the other Sri lankans proud..way to go bro...

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Beauty Dilan...congrats

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 8 years ago

Congratulations Dilan!!!Great!

Congrats Dilan. Well deserved SOTD! :))

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Wow!!!!Thank you Very much Yasser for your marvelous comment & selecting this spotting as the SOTD!!!!I must say that your comment really wormed my heart!!Thank you project noah community & my dear friends too....

Yasser 8 years ago

Dilan, you've done it again with another incredible submission! Congrats on Spotting of the Day! Your photos are a treasure and help the world see the true beauty of Sri Lanka. Thanks for all that you do and we can't wait to see what you uncover next. All the best!


Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Evilsfepchid & PieterColpaert !

PieterColpaert 8 years ago

Really great find and shot!

Superb!! thanks for sharing

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

Yes Glima.It has a horn like rostral appendage .thank you for the comment!!

Dilan Chathuranga
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Dilan Chathuranga

Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014

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