Fauna : Bronchocela cristatella - Green Crested Lizard from Rejang Land Sumatra



 Bronchocela cristatella, also known as the Green Crested Lizard, is an agamid lizard found in Southeast Asia

 This species is a bright green lizard, sometimes possessing a blue tint on the head. It is able to change colour, turning darker brown when threatened. There is a dark ring around the eyes, and a dark spot at the back of the head. The males have a crest on the neck. It has a very long and thin tail (75% of total length). The body length is of 13 cm, and the total length (body + tail) is of 57 cm.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Bronchocela
Species: B. cristatella

Binomial name
  • Bronchocela cristatella,Kuhl, 1820

Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village,South Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency

References :
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronchocela_cristatella

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