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  Bronchocela cristatella
  Family Name : Agamidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Green Crested Lizard

 
Green Crested Lizard
  • Description
    • Size :
      58 cm
      Description :
      Body moderately slender with small, keeled scales. Head slender and tail very long. Spiny crest over middle of nape. Body colour is usually bright green, sometimes with a bluish tinge. However, when threatened, colour may change to dark brown or grey. Blackish eye-ring and ear. Part of the tail is often brown.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Diurnal and arboreal. Feeds on insects. Widespread in wooded areas in Singapore.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial, Urban, Parks & Gardens
      Distribution :
      Distributed in Myanmar and Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and the Philippines.
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Kent Ridge Park
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      This species used to be a common sight in the past, but numbers have declined in recent years. This is probably due to its displacement by the Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor) which was introduced to Singapore in the 1980's.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Uncommon
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2012. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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