> Subphylum Vertebrata > Class Reptilia
seen? This large green lizard is very well camouflaged
among the green vegetation where it may perch motionless. It is active
during the day and is arboreal, found in bushes and trees usually
in forested areas and inland wild places.
Features: Total length
to 57cm. A slender body with small, bumpy (keeled) scales. It has
a spiny crest on the back of its neck and a very long tail. Generally
a plain bright bluish green although it may change to dark brown or
grey. It has a dark ring around the eyes, and dark brown patch on
the ears and the tip of the tail.
What does it eat? It eats insects
such as beetles, flies and ants.
Baby lizards: Mama lizard lays
1-4 large, spindle-shaped eggs which are buried in the soil.
Status and threats: It is not listed among our threatened
animals. But it is no longer as commonly seen as in the past. It has
been displaced by the more aggressive Changeable
lizard (Calotes versicolor).
Bukit Timah Nature
Reserve, Oct 04
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