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  Calotes versicolor
  Family Name : Agamidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Changeable Lizard

 
Changeable Lizard
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body robust with small strongly keeled scales, head large, long slender limbs and a long tail. A spiny crest along the middle of the nape and back. Two spines above the ear opening. Brownish to greenish yellow with blackish streaks radiating from the eyes and brown bands along the back with a whitish stripe on the sides. Sexually dimorphic – adult males are larger with swollen cheeks, and develops an orange head and a black blotch over the cheeks and throat during the breeding season.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Diurnal and arboreal. Feeds on insects and small lizards.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial, Urban, Parks & Gardens
      Distribution :
      Commonly found in urban parks and on tree trunks and fences.
      Parks & Gardens :
      Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bedok Reservoir Park, Bedok Town Park, Bishan Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bukit Batok Town Park, Kent Ridge Park, Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      Conservation Status :
      Common
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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