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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Which is this reptile? Chameleon?

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 29, 2010
9:56 AM

Post #7748460

I know this does not fit in to this forum but since I did not know where to post, I'm doing so here.

I spotted this lovely reptile two days ago in my yard. I wonder if this is a chameleon or a full grown Calotes? Could someone clarify? It is a good specimen with black legs and red face!

Dinu

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #7748632

Hi Dinu. That appears to be a Calotes versicolor, common garden lizard. It is a beauty

http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/lizards/changeable_lizard.htm

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 11, 2010
8:47 AM

Post #7783304

Yes it is, thanks. It quickly clambered up the tree trunk after that shot.

Dinu

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 13, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9357231

I also found the difference between the male and female appearance.
Male in breeding season is bigger and colorful.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9357339

Neat lizard...

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