Bronchocela jubata - Maned Forest Lizard
Gosh! I don’t know where to start with this one, I have so much to write. I have 65 images, and choosing just three to start off the species on this sight, took me half an hour. But, I will be posting more of this stunning creature in the future.
I have chosen these three images for ID purposes and also to show what you actually see in the field. Also to show the differences between the sexes.
This particular specimen is a male, identified by its throat pouch and dorsal display. Obviously I have been spotted by the lizard, hence the display, normally the mane and throat displays would be relaxed and flattened.
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
''Bronchocela jubata'', commonly known as the maned forest lizard, is a species of agamid lizard found mainly in Indonesia on the islands of Singkep, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Karakelang, Salibabu; Nias Island, Singkap Island, Borneo also in Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines. Although in the past it was thought the species may be found in India, either on the mainland or in the Nicobars, this is not the case according to herpetologist Indraneil Das. It is also known by the common name of "bloodsucker",.. more