30 May '11, 2am

Thanks! :) More info about green-crested lizard & changeable lizard

Thanks! :) More info about green-crested lizard & changeable lizard

This large sometimes brightly coloured lizard is commonly seen in our wild places including near mangroves and coastal vegetation. It is active during the day and is arboreal, found in bushes and trees. It is believed to have been introduced to Singapore possibly in the 1980's and has since spread almost everywhere, including in parks and urban areas. It is native to continental Asia up to the northern Peninsular Malaysia. In Singapore, it has displaced the Green crested lizard (Bronchodela cristatella ) a native lizard which used to be commonly seen. Features: Total length to 37cm. A stout body with small, bumpy (keeled) scales. It has a spiny crest on the back of its neck and along the body. There are two spines above the ear opening. It has blackish streaks radiating from the eyes. Generally brownish to greenish yellow. What does it eat? It eats insects and even small l...

Full article: http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/vertebrates/reptil...

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