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Acanthosaura cardamomensis at Khao Yai NP. I was very lucky to find this not so common species in the Khao Yai, on a big tree close to the water. I tried to identify it as A. cardamomensis, but the wrong species name (A. capra) is shown as headline of the description. Acanthosaura,Acanthosaura cardamomensis,Geotagged,Khao Yai,Lizard,Reptiles,Thailand Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Acanthosaura cardamomensis at Khao Yai NP.

I was very lucky to find this not so common species in the Khao Yai, on a big tree close to the water. I tried to identify it as A. cardamomensis, but the wrong species name (A. capra) is shown as headline of the description.

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  1. I have changed the name, Acanthosaura capra comes from Wikipedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthosaura_cardamomensis
    Posted one year ago
  2. Just out of interest: How did you arrive at the ID ?
    According to the reptile database A. cardamomensis has only recently been split off as a cryptic species close to Acanthosaura crucigera BOULENGER, 1885 and supposedly it is known only from the Cardamom Mountains (mostly in Cambodia with a small part in Thailand and a few records from Vietnam.
    To me it wouldn't seem that Khao Yai NP. is in the Cardamom Mountains?
    According distribution data I find in documents linked from the reptile database (as long as no more species are split off, based on DNA), A. crucigera seems to be a more logical ID?!?
    http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Acanthosaura&species=crucigera
    http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Acanthosaura&species=cardamomensis
    http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/z02488p038f.pdf
    http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Acanthosaura&species=phuketensis
    http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2015/f/z04020p494f.pdf

    However, the Thai National Parks website has different information:
    https://www.thainationalparks.com/species/acanthosaura-crucigera
    https://www.thainationalparks.com/species/acanthosaura-cardamomensis
    _BUT_ They clearly state:
    "Please note that this non-official list is not complete nor necessarily accurate. This list is a summary of checklists from other websites, blogs, publications, photo/videos published on various websites or our own findings."
    So where did their data come from? Blogs? Photos on Flickr? Yeah right ...

    I could not quickly find a trustworthy publication placing cardamomensis in Khao Yai. Do you have good info on this?
    Posted one year ago
    1. Ahw duh - never mind .. :o) ... the full publication is here and DOES mention Khao Yai NP :o)
      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286995463_A_new_cryptic_species_of_Acanthosaura_Gray_1831_Squamata_Agamidae_from_Thailand_and_Cambodia

      Tschuldige .. doch noch die Kurve gepackt ;o)
      Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
  3. Welcome to JungleDragon, Markus, thanks for joining. I see you've shared some proper dragons already :) Posted one year ago

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''Acanthosaura cardamomensis'' is a species of Agamid lizard found in eastern Thailand, western Cambodia and Vietnam. Its name derives from the Cardamom Mountains in eastern Thailand. It was first identified in 2010.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Markus App
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Uploaded Dec 17, 2017. Captured Nov 12, 2017 09:34 in Unnamed Road, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand.
  • DMC-FZ1000
  • f/4.0
  • 10/1250s
  • ISO1250
  • 146mm