Japalura sp.

Agamid Lizard

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Japalura sp.We found two specimens of an agamid lizard on the jeep track leading from Siro to the Pange camp. These lizards were very interesting in having a very unique pattern and texture to their bodies. They were able to camouflage themselves perfectly as fallen dried leaves and were only visible when they moved. Their skin even has raised ridges that looked like veins of the leaf. We were not able to identify this species but are working on its systematics.

We found one male and one female specimen. The female was heavily gravid and the male had a very spectacular gular pouch. It was a bright blue bordered with bright red.