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A young Amazon Forest Dragon (Enyalioides laticeps) poised on a branch These arboreal lizards are fairly common in the Amazon rainforest. In my experience, they are much easier to find at night, sleeping on branches both horizontal and vertical. I've been to this part of Peru twice and seen a dozen or so of these lizards, but this was the only one I saw during the day. (A local guide spotted this one.) Geotagged,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

A young Amazon Forest Dragon (Enyalioides laticeps) poised on a branch

These arboreal lizards are fairly common in the Amazon rainforest. In my experience, they are much easier to find at night, sleeping on branches both horizontal and vertical. I've been to this part of Peru twice and seen a dozen or so of these lizards, but this was the only one I saw during the day. (A local guide spotted this one.)

    comments (2)

  1. I'm very excited to learn that you visited the Amazon. We've had our eyes on a trip from the Peru side.

    Anyway, you basically added a JungleDragon, which is always good.
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. I didn't think of that, but it is essentially a JungleDragon. Most excellent.

    I've been to Amazonian Peru twice and am going for a third time at the end of January. It's a wonderful place: tons of frogs, and a decent number of snakes and lizards. Oh yeah there are some feathered and some furry creatures too. You can read my write-ups of these trips if you want at <http://www.wildherps.com/travels/index.html>.
    Posted 5 years ago

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The Amazon wood lizard , also known as Guichenot's Dwarf Iguana is a species of reptile in the genus Enyalioides, native to the western part of the Amazon basin, notably in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2015. Captured Jan 21, 2014 07:39 in Unnamed Road, Mazán, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-5
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm