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Class: Reptilia. Order: Squamata. Family: Agamidae. Genus: Bronchocela. Species: B. cristatella. Common Names: Green Crested Lizard. Status: Uncommon. Green crested lizard. Bronchocela cristatella. Family Agamidae updated Oct Where seen? This large green lizard is very well camouflaged among the. Bronchocela cristatella, also known as the green crested lizard, is a species of agamid lizard endemic to Southeast Asia. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) Olik, all .

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Herpetological Review 47 3: My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on this trip to Malaysia, as well as a travelogue of the trip. Life Cycle Females lay one to four eggs which are buried in soil.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The males have a crest on the neck. Due to their ability to change to brown or dark grey when they are stressed, they have commonly been confused with the chameleon, which are not found here.

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It moves and leaps with great quickness among the branches of trees. Localities Found throughout Singapore and adjacent islands.


They are capable of gliding short distances between trees. It was just sleeping until my presence woke it up. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Dresden 21 19 Gaulke, M. I noticed it while I was waiting for a taxi. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 1: Agama cristatella KUHL I might as well record a photograph of one of these common lizards from every location where I see them, just in case it’s ever split into umpteen jillion separate rbonchocela.

Green Crested Lizard Status: The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Dorsal crest formed as a serrated ridge continues nuchal crest or absent. Nuchal crest low, formed by triangular spines; it is not continued on the back, where the vertebral scales arc scarcely prominent.

A diurnal and arboreal lizard that prefers undisturbed forests, they also inhabit lowlands forest edges and are often seen in parks and gardens. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology 3: If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries….

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Bronchocela cristatella – Wikipedia

Their incredibly long tails help them balance while maneuvering from branch to branch. Description Green Crested Lizard Bronchocela cristatella Herpetological Review 45 4: Herpetological Natural History 4 1: Taylor and Francis, London, pp.

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Cristatwlla are known to change from green to brown, though this was the first brown one I’ve seen. Agamidae with description of a new species from Vietnam. Nomenclatural status of Fitzinger’s Pseudocalotes archiducissae, and confirmation of Bronchocela cristatella Kuhl, from the Nicobar Archipelago Squamata: Herpetological Review 46 3: The terrestrial herpetofauna of Pulau Tioman, Peninsular Malaysia.

My sister calls this one the Goth Lizard. Boulenger synonymized B. General Biology A diurnal and arboreal bronfhocela that prefers undisturbed forests, they also inhabit lowlands forest edges and are often seen in parks and gardens. The second one was up on the canopy walk handrail. It was extremely well camouflaged in a hedge on a drizzly morning.

Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: View all coordinates using: You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 3: Cdistatella lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.