Changeable lizard (Calotes versicolor)

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Changeable lizard on tree trunk

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  • The changeable lizard has been observed to change colour from green to brown, and this is thought to occur with changing seasons.
  • Breeding male changeable lizards have bright red heads, leading people to call them the common bloodsucker.
  • The changeable lizard is widespread across Asia.
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Changeable lizard description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyAgamidae
GenusCalotes (1)

Information on the changeable lizard is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Variable agama.
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Changeable lizard status

This species has yet to be assessed by the IUCN.

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References

  1. UNEP-WCMC (March, 2010)
    http://www.unep-wcmc.org
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Changeable lizard on tree trunk  
Changeable lizard on tree trunk

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