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Bronchocela jubata - Maned Forest Lizard Gosh! I don&rsquo;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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/37748/bronchocela_jubata_-_maned_forest_lizard.html" title="Bronchocela jubata - Maned Forest Lizard"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2784/37748_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=5JnRPAjGa6v9W135qT4xu5SYLFw%3D" width="200" height="200" alt="Bronchocela jubata - Maned Forest Lizard This prehistoric dragon like creature is incredibly difficult to spot in the field. It can actually rapidly change color to match its surroundings, adding to the difficulty of locating. The flash of the camera makes this view stand out, but take a look at the male image, to see how the coloration matches the leaves.<br />
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As I am walking the path, I do not bother looking for lizard shapes, a fruitless exercise. I look for vertical sticks with no leaves or branches, a dead giveaway for this lizard.<br />
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You can approach slowly with great success. The lizard has such confidence in its camouflage, that it remains motionless, assuming that it cannot be seen<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/37746/bronchocela_jubata_-_maned_forest_lizard.html Bandung,Bronchocela jubata,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Summer,West Java,dragon,forest,lizard,maned" /></a></figure> Bandung,Bronchocela jubata,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Spring,West Java,dragon,forest,lizard,maned Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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 - Maned Forest Lizard This is the female of the species. A rather less impressive display of aggression, but none the less, a beautiful creature.<br />
<br />
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/37746/bronchocela_jubata_-_maned_forest_lizard.html Bandung,Bronchocela jubata,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,West Java,dragon,forest,lizard,maned

Bronchocela jubata - Maned Forest Lizard This prehistoric dragon like creature is incredibly difficult to spot in the field. It can actually rapidly change color to match its surroundings, adding to the difficulty of locating. The flash of the camera makes this view stand out, but take a look at the male image, to see how the coloration matches the leaves.<br />
<br />
As I am walking the path, I do not bother looking for lizard shapes, a fruitless exercise. I look for vertical sticks with no leaves or branches, a dead giveaway for this lizard.<br />
<br />
You can approach slowly with great success. The lizard has such confidence in its camouflage, that it remains motionless, assuming that it cannot be seen<br />
<br />
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/37746/bronchocela_jubata_-_maned_forest_lizard.html Bandung,Bronchocela jubata,Geotagged,Indonesia,Java,Summer,West Java,dragon,forest,lizard,maned

    comments (4)

  1. Wow! Sure looking forward to the 'more'. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Why thank you Dave for this tribute to JungleDragon ;)
    Seriously, your best yet!
    Posted 3 years ago
  3. What a fabulous lizard!!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Abhitab, very kind :)

      Dave
      Posted 3 years ago

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''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

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Uploaded Apr 12, 2016. Captured Sep 28, 2012 08:46 in Jl. Lavender No.8, Ciwaruga, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO400
  • 105mm