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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tropical Lizard

Lizards of Malaysia

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_7807a copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_0285 copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5843 copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_0295 copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_7800a copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9628 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9617 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9596 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_1295 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9609 copy

A stunningly gorgeous Kuhl's flying gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) on my hand. Selangor.
Kuhl's flying gecko R0019643 copy

Closer. Check out the  flaps on its body, webbed feet, and a flattened tail that allow it to glide over short distances.
kuhl's flying gecko R0019642

Kuhl's flying gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli)
Ptychozoon kuhli_MG_9266 copy

 Kuhl's flying gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli)
Ptychozoon kuhli_MG_9279 copy

 Kuhl's flying gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli)
Ptychozoon kuhli_MG_1335 copy

Beautiful and cryptic Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) on a tree trunk.
IMG_6873 copy

Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
_MG_0630 copy

Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
_MG_0634 copy

Amazing camouflage of a Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
_MG_0641 copy

Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Thailand..
_MG_0948 copy

Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Thailand.

_MG_0833 copy

Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Thailand. This one was about to shed.
_MG_0608 copy

A Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) enjoying free flow of honeydew from a few lantern bugs (Pyrops oculata). Selangor, Malaysia.
Pyrops oculata & Frilly Gecko IMG_2807 copy
More Lantern Bugs here.

Trophobiosis. Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) enjoying free flow honeydew excrete from a Fulgorid (Dichoptera sp.). Selangor, Malaysia.
Frilly Gecko & Fulgorid - Trophobiosis IMG_0896 copy

The same gecko and Fulgorid
Frilly Gecko & Fulgorid - Trophobiosis IMG_0900 copy

Juvenile. Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus), Selangor.
Juvenile. Malayan frill gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) IMG_4774 copy

Four Clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata - ID credit: Chan Kin Onn) waiting behind a planthopper for honeydew excretes? Selangor.
Gehyra mutilata IMG_6430 copy

Hemidactylus frenatus, ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Kuala Lumpur.
IMG_2948 copy

Cnemaspis nigridius, from Gunung Gading, Borneo. ID credit: Rupert Lewis.
IMG_7338 copy

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus. ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Selangor.
IMG_6618 copy

A pair of lovey dovey Marbled Bent-toed Geckos (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus) on a tree trunk. Selangor, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus IMG_2853 copy

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus IMG_2851 copy

Marbled Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus) waiting beside a few lantern bug nymphs (Zanna terminalis), presumably waiting for their honeydew excretes. Night find, Selangor, Malaysia.
Gecko & Fulgorid Trophobiosis IMG_6487 copy (2)

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5216 copy

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5213 copy

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5034 copy

A juvenile Cyrtodactylus bintagtinggi, Perak.
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_4789 copy

A juvenile Cyrtodactylus bintagtinggi, Perak.
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_4786 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8351 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8340 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_2444 copy

Juvenile Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8369 copy

A handsome Southern Titiwangsa Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis_MG_9720 copy

The eye of a Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis
Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis_MG_9098 copy

Hemidactylus brookii minus its tail. Penang, Malaysia. ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin.
Hemidactylus brookii IMG_2425 copy

Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus_MG_1076 copy

 Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_8432 copy

A juvenile Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_2786 copy

Gekko monarchus,
Gekko monarchus IMG_6779 copy

Gekko monarchus. Selangor.
Gekko monarchus_MG_5301 copy

A baby Gekko monarchus licking its eyes. Perak
Gekko monarchus IMG_5012 copy

Beautiful, mesmerizing green eyes of a Large Forest Gecko / Green-eyed Gecko (Gekko smithii). Lovely smile too? tongue emoticon. Malaysia.
Gekko smithii_MG_8679 copy

The eye of a Gekko smithii
Gekko smithii_MG_8514 copy

Cute lil gecko licking its eye. Gehyra mutilata, ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Kuala Lumpur
IMG_8354 copy

IMG_8351 copy

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata) enjoying honeydew excrete from a Fulgorid (Prolepta sp.). Selangor.
Gehyra mutilata IMG_7269 copy

Poor little gecko. An ant biting it and wouldn't let go. Hemiphylidactylus typus(?) ID suggested by Rupert Lewis. Kuching, Sarawak.
IMG_6596 copy poor gecko with ant biting it.

Hemiphyllodactylus typus
Hemiphyllodactylus typus_MG_6313 copy

Hemiphyllodactylus typus
Hemiphyllodactylus typus_MG_6325 copy

Cute lil gecko (Cyrtodactylus sp., possibly Cyrtodactylus payacola - suggested by Mohd Abdul Muin). Selangor.
Cute lilttle Gecko IMG_2282 copy

Shahrul's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis shahruli). Penang, Malaysia. ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin.
Cnemaspis shahruli IMG_2433 copy

Balu Bow-fingered Gecko  - Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Sabah (Borneo).
Cyrtodactylus baluensis IMG_1944 copy

 Balu Bow-fingered Gecko  - Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Sabah (Borneo).
Cyrtodactylus baluensis IMG_2123 copy

Kendall's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis kendallii). Pahang, Malaysia.
Cnemaspis kendallii IMG_1379 copy

Kendall's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis kendallii). Pahang, Malaysia.
Cnemaspis kendallii IMG_1348 copy

Baby Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor. Kuala Lumpur.
Sleeping lizard...IMG_1493 copy

Another sleeping lizard at night.
Cute little lizard...IMG_0001 copy

Baby Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor
IMG_0744 stk copy

Changeable lizard eating a grasshopper, Kuala Lumpur.
changeable lizard eating a grasshopper..........IMG_0368 copy

Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor. Adult.
Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , <i>Calotes versicolor</i>..IMG_9615 copy

A sleeping Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_5271 copy

Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_5268 copy
Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_4827 copy

Malaya False Bloodsucker / Yellow-throated Forest Agamid / Yellow-throated False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes flavigula)
Pseudocalotes flavigula_MG_0470 copy

A female Draco melanopogon lizard. Kuala Lumpur
Female Draco lizard....IMG_1065 copy

Draco melanopogon Flying dragon shedding skin, Selangor
Draco melanopogon Flying dragon shedding skin.... IMG_4621 copy

Watch a male Draco sumatranus displaying his gular flag. Selangor.
draco sumatranus animation

Flying dragon, Draco quinquefasciatus, on my hand. ID credit: Ingomar. Kuching, Sarawak.
Gliding lizard, Draco quinquefasciatus R0018106 copy

Flying dragon, Draco quinquefasciatus, Kuching, Sarawak.
Flying dragon, <i>Draco quinquefasciatus </i>IMG_7123 copy

Draco maximus and a lichen huntsman nearby. Selangor.
Draco maximus and lichen huntsman ...IMG_2136 copy

A Draco sp. lizard and two Pyrops oculata on the same tree. Selangor.
Draco and Pyrops oculata...IMG_4005 copy
More lantern bugs here.

A well camouflaged Draco sumatranus. Selangor.
Draco sumatranus...IMG_4632 copy

Baby Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
Baby Green crested lizard Bronchocela cristatella  IMG_2617 copy

An immature green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Kuala Lumpur
an immature green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella </i> IMG_6898 copy

The same specimen
An immature green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella  </i>IMG_6929 copy


Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
Adult Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_7440 copy

Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Adult Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_7425 copy

Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. There is an ant on the lizard. Selangor.
green crested lizard IMG_1091 copy tropical lizards

The same specimen turned into dark color in just a couple of minutes. Selangor.
IMG_1112 copy malaysian lizard

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
 Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_0598stk copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_0529 copy

Extreme close-up of a Bronchocela cristatella at night. Selangor. 

<i>Bronchocela cristatella eye </i>IMG_8927 copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Explored....Green Crested Lizard....IMG_8924 copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Bronchocela cristatella IMG_6577 copy

Earless agamid lizard. Aphaniotis fusca, female? Penang.
IMG_8154 copy

From Endau Rompin, Aphaniotis fusca, earless agamid, blue eyed.
lizard no ID IMG_8249 copy

Aphaniotis fusca
IMG_9468 copy Ahaniotis fusca, earless agamid

Earless Agamid (Aphaniotis fusca) with a mosquito feeding on it. Selangor, Malaysia.
Aphaniotis fusca with mosquito IMG_1590 copy

Aphaniotis fusca
IMG_9494 copy

A sleepingAphaniotis fusca lizard waken up by me. It had moss on its body!
sleeping lizard with moss on its body IMG_6643 copy

Titiwangsa horned lizard (Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis). ID credit: Ingomar. Pahang.
IMG_9423 copy Titiwangsa horned lizard, Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

R0021677 copy Titiwangsa horned lizard (Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis)

Acanthosaura cf. crucigera (Krabi, Thailand). ID credit: Ingomar
IMG_9685 copy Acanthosaura cf. crucigera lizard

Calotes emma, Krabi, Thailand.. ID credit: Ingomar. Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9832 copy baby lizard Calotes emma

Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma). ID credit: Ingomar Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9570 copy Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma)

Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma), male. ID credit: Ingomar, Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9463 copy male Calotes emma

Baby great angle head lizard, Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
Baby great angle head lizard, Gonocephalus grandis. IMG_0900 stk copy

A female sub adult Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
a female sub adult gonocephalus grandis IMG_7023 copy

A sub-adult, male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
female gonocephalus grandis IMG_0922 stk copy

A mature, male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
A mature, female <i>Gonocephalus grandis </i>IMG_6362 stk copy

Another male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
IMG_8467 copy

A male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
Gonocephalus grandis IMG_1229 copy

A male Gonocephalus grandis. Look how long his tail is! Selangor.
A male <i>Gonocephalus grandis</i>. IMG_1211 copy

A male and female Gonocephalus grandis on two different trees.
male and female gonocephalus grandis

Mimicry! :D
Earth Day - Hug a tree!
More about these gorgeous Gonocephalus grandis here.

Robinson's Anglehead Lizard (Malayodracon robinsonii).
Gonocephalus robinsonii_MG_9750 copy

Robinson's Anglehead Lizard (Malayodracon robinsonii).
Gonocephalus robinsonii_MG_9741 copy

Gonocephalus liogaster. Male. From Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)
Gonocephalus borneensis IMG_7115 copy

Gonocephalus liogaster. Male. From Borneo.
IMG_6313 copy

Sub-adult male Gonocephalus liogaster. Borneo. ID credit: Ingomar
juvenile Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7253 copy

juvenile Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7233 copy

A male Gonocephalus liogaster. Borneo
male Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7148 copy

A female Gonocephalus borneensis. Borneo.
IMG_6640 copy female Gonecephalus borneensis

IMG_6626 copy Gonocephalus borneensis

A skink ( Eutropis rugifera, ID credit: Ingomar) in its cosy little home. Selangor.
skink in its cosy little home IMG_9713 copy

IMG_9715 copy

Eutropis rugifera. Selangor.
Eutropis rugifera IMG_8127 copy

Eutropis rugifera. Selangor.
Eutropis rugifera IMG_8129 copy


Common Sun Skink, Eutropis multifasciatus. Selangor.
Common Sun Skink, Eutropis multifasciatus IMG_9196 copy

Fraser's Hill Forest Skink (Sphenomorphus bukitensis). Malaysia.
Sphenomorphus bukitensis_MG_2403 copy

Spotted Forest Skink, Sphenomorphus scotophilus. Kuala Lumpur.
Sphenomorphus scotophilus skink. DSC_1975 web

Spotted Forest Skink, Sphenomorphus scotophilus. Selangor.
Sphenomorphus scotophilus IMG_5594 copy

Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus). Sabah.
IMG_6787 copy Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus)

IMG_7127 copy Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus)

Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea). Selangor.
IMG_9354 copy Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea)

IMG_9371 copy

Acanthosaura cardamomensis, Khao Yai, Thailand.
Acanthosaura cardamomensis 2015-06-21 08 copy

Acanthosaura armata, Horned tree lizard. Penang.
Acanthosaura armata, Horned tree lizard. IMG_8806 copy

<i>Acanthosaura armata</i>, Horned tree lizard. IMG_8814 copy

Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). ID credit: Steven Wong. Selangor.
IMG_0121 copy Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus belli)

IMG_0120 copy

Adult Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). Selangor.
Bell's Anglehead Lizard IMG_6085 copy

Bell's Anglehead Lizard IMG_6078 copy

Phoxophrys cf. cephalum. ID credit: Ingomar. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Phoxophrys cf. cephalum IMG_1397 copy

Phoxophrys cf. cephalum
Phoxophrys cf. cephalum IMG_2404 copy

Phoxophrys cephalum. ID credit: Ingomar. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Phoxophrys cephalum IMG_1141 copy

Phoxophrys cephalum
Phoxophrys cephalum IMG_2329 copy


Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus - ID credit: M.A. Muin). Non native species released by irresponsible pet owners. This introduced species might have been responsible for the disappearance of Gonocephalus grandis from Penang Island.
Physignathus cocincinus IMG_8325 copy

Physignathus cocincinus IMG_8331 copy

A juvenile Brown's (Wolf) Gecko (Luperosaurus browni). Maliau Basin, Sabah.
Luperosaurus browni IMG_7393 copy

An adult Brown's (Wolf) Gecko (Luperosaurus browni). Selangor.
Luperosaurus browni IMG_0102 merged copy

Luperosaurus browni IMG_0105 copy

Spiny terrapin, Heosemys spinosa. Kuala Lumpur.
Spiny terrapin ...IMG_0912 copy

Spiny terrapin, <i>Heosemys spinosa</i>  IMG_0834 copy


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