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  Garden Fence Lizard

 

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A Garden Fence Lizard, also referred to as Oriental Garden Lizard, Eastern Garden Lizard and Changeable Lizard. This one was spotted in Tham Pla National Park in Mae Hong Son province.

 

In Thai it known as king kah hua daeng, meaning ‘red-headed lizard’, and refers to the red throat and neck that the males get in the breeding season (fig.).

 

  Garden Fence Lizard

 

  Garden Fence Lizard

 

It scientific name is Calotes versicolor, which refers to its ability to change colour according to its natural surroundings, which it does for camouflage or when offended. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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