Tangeleng / Draco sumatranus

Tangeleng in Rejang language or Cicak terbang / Kadal terbang /Draco sumatranus. Lizard like this can found in rejang land.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Sauria

Family: Agamidae

Genus: Draco

Species: D. Sumatranus

The Common Gliding Lizard (Draco sumatranus) is a lizard with elongated ribs and skin flaps on the sides of its body. When opened, these skin flaps allow it to glide between tree trunks. It is primarily a tree dweller, except that the females come down to the forest floor to lay eggs. The body length is of about 9 cm, with a slightly longer tail. The body is of a dark grey/brown colouration with stripes and patterns to help it camouflage against the tree trunks. The males have a yellow triangular flap of skin under the chin, the gular fold, which is used to communicate with other lizards, mostly for mating. Females have a much smaller and blue flap. They feed on small insects.
image location:Tanjung Gelang Village,Kotapadang district Rejang Lebong Regency text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Gliding_Lizard

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