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Fan throated lizard Scientific name: Sitana ponticeriana Fan-throated lizard,Geotagged,India,Sitana ponticeriana Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Fan throated lizard

Scientific name: Sitana ponticeriana

    comments (23)

  1. Just perfect!!! <3 Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you so much for appreciate Posted 2 years ago
  2. Simply stunning! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Posted 2 years ago
  3. Fantastic! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks sir Posted 2 years ago
      1. Can you tell us where exactly you saw it? I travel to India for business occasionally and have greatly enjoyed several of the National Parks and other wild places. Posted 2 years ago
        1. Sure sir.. My pleasure Posted 2 years ago
        2. I don't know I was reply you in detail.. Can u receive my detail reply? Posted 2 years ago
          1. Not yet, I have only received what you can read here - you can try sending me a message using the members section.
            Posted 2 years ago
            1. R u on insta sir? Posted 2 years ago
            2. Can you give me your email or instagram Id? Then I will be easy to send you info. Posted 2 years ago
              1. Sure, I am at: barry@trilogywriting.com Posted 2 years ago
                1. thanks sir ll message you soon.. Posted 2 years ago
                2. please check your mail sir.. thank you so much. Posted 2 years ago
  4. Amazing shot!
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you so much sir Posted 2 years ago
  5. Fantastic... Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Posted 2 years ago
  6. Beautifully captured, lovely! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot.. glad you like it Posted 2 years ago
  7. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "Fast, flamboyant, and fearless! This fan-throated lizard (Sitana ponticeriana), which lives in India’s arid scrubland, flashes its fabulous dewlap to communicate, intimidate, and show-off! The dewlap comes in particularly handy during mating season, which is when males will scamper up a tall rock, assess their territory, arch their backs, and unfurl the loose skin on their neck to flaunt their dewlap in hopes of wooing a potential mate. Such a flashy ornament is costly because revealing it, even for a second, takes away from the lizard's camouflage. However, they are generally pretty daring, and if danger approaches, they simply dash away with remarkable speed, running with a bipedal gait. {Spotted in India by JungleDragon user, Sameer Deshpande} #JungleDragon"
    Posted one year ago
    1. Here's a video showing how fast and briefly they flash their dewlap:
      Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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Uploaded May 28, 2018. Captured in 87, Mahatma Society, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411058, India.