Calotes versicolor

Common name: the Oriental Garden Lizard

Conservation status: Not evaluated

Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Maldives, Indonesia, Singapore

Introduced to: Seychelles, USA, Mauritius, Oman, Borneo

Size: up to 450 mm

Description: upperside coloration varies from brownish and grayish to red with a pattern of broad brown bands across the back and narrow dark radiating stripes around eye, dorsal crest extends to the root of the tail

Habitat: forests and parks

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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