Crested Tree Lizard
|Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)|
|Date Taken: 2016-12-19|
|Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm VR|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-12-19 8:47|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Agamid lizard, AKA Garden fence lizard, Crested tree lizard, etc, Calotes versicolor (Daudin 1802). According the Ni,k V Cole, A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Mauritius pp 49-50, an Asian lizard deliberately introduced to Mauritius from Reunion about AD 1900.|
This one, in our garden this afternoon, kept unusually still for a few moments before it fled up the tree.
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