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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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A diurnal and arboreal lizard that prefers undisturbed forests, they also inhabit lowlands forest edges and are often seen in parks and gardens. This species is a bright green lizard, sometimes possessing a blue tint on the head. This used to be one the most common agamid lizards in Singapore but bronchofela been largely taken over by the Changeable Lizard.

Bronchocela cristatella Green Crested Lizard diet and foraging behavior. A new species of the genus Bronchocela from the tropical rain forest of southern Vietnam. Cantor saw the colours of these lizards change suddenly to grey, brownish or blackish, sometimes with orange spots or with indistinct black network; large, isolated, round black spots appeared on the head or back or round the tympanum.


The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Nuchal crest scales small, erect, flattened and directed upwards, longest shorter than diameter of orbit. Oxford University Press, NY, pp.

Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella) ยท

Bronchocela cristatella Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Diong, Cheong Hoong, and S. Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. Brochocela Reserves Survey Seminar. Email us at bronchoocela nus.

Find more photos by Google images search: Herpetological Review 46 3: Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology 3: It was extremely well camouflaged in a hedge on a drizzly morning.

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OpenStreetMap – Google Earth. Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 3 1: This one is not maneuvering, though. Nomenclatural status of Fitzinger’s Pseudocalotes archiducissae, and confirmation of Bronchocela cristatella Kuhl, from the Nicobar Archipelago Squamata: Herpetological Review 44 2: This graceful, agile lizard is one of the most commonly seen agamids in large swaths of southeast Asia.


Bronchocela cristatella KUHL, Read more about the Agamidae family. General Biology A diurnal and arboreal lizard that prefers undisturbed forests, they also inhabit lowlands forest edges and are often seen in parks and gardens.

The first one here greeted us at the bottom of Mulu’s canopy walk.

Green Crested Lizard Status: The males have a crest on the neck. Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux cristatellq peu connus. Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons. Views Read Edit View history. Description Measuring mm from snout to vent, this lizard has bright green dorsal and yellowish-green ventral.

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It was just sleeping until my presence woke it up.