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  Blue Crested Lizard

 

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A Blue Crested Lizard, also referred to as Indochinese Forest Lizard. This one was spotted near Khao Kho National Park in Phetchabun province.

 

In Thai, it known as king kah hua sih fah, meaning ‘blue-headed lizard’, which refers to its blue-green head, with a distinguishing whitish stripe, that extends to the upper part of its back.

 

  Blue Crested Lizard

 

  Blue Crested Lizard

 

In addition, it has keeled dorsal scales and large transverse reddish-brown spots on the back. Outside the breeding season, it is variably brownish-grey with darker flank markings (fig.). It scientific name is Calotes mystaceus. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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