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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

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  1. Just perfect!!! <3 Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you so much for appreciate Posted one year ago
  2. Simply stunning! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks a lot Posted one year ago
  3. Fantastic! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks sir Posted one year 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 one year ago
        1. Sure sir.. My pleasure Posted one year ago
        2. I don't know I was reply you in detail.. Can u receive my detail reply? Posted one year 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 one year ago
            1. R u on insta sir? Posted one year ago
            2. Can you give me your email or instagram Id? Then I will be easy to send you info. Posted one year ago
              1. Sure, I am at: barry@trilogywriting.com Posted one year ago
                1. thanks sir ll message you soon.. Posted one year ago
                2. please check your mail sir.. thank you so much. Posted one year ago
  4. Amazing shot!
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you so much sir Posted one year ago
  5. Fantastic... Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Posted one year ago
  6. Beautifully captured, lovely! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks a lot.. glad you like it Posted one year 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 11 months ago
    1. Here's a video showing how fast and briefly they flash their dewlap:
      Posted 11 months ago, modified 11 months ago

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The fan-throated lizard is a species of agamid lizard found in India. It was earlier thought to be widespread but studies in 2016 resulted in the splitting of the group into several species placed in two genera.

The species is found mostly on the ground in open ground patches in thin forests. When disturbed this lizard sometimes runs with a bipedal gait.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Sameer Deshpande
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By Sameer Deshpande

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