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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tropical Lizard

Lizards of Malaysia

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5861 copy tropical lizard

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5839 copy tropical lizards

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5843 copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5851 copy

Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus), Selangor.
Aeluroscalabotes felinus IMG_5824 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9628 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9617 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9596 copy

Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus elok IMG_9609 copy

A stunningly gorgeous Kuhl's flying gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) on my hand. Selangor.
Kuhl's flying gecko R0019643 copy

Closer. Check out the  flaps on its body, webbed feet, and a flattened tail that allow it to glide over short distances.

kuhl's flying gecko R0019642

This beauty just landed right in front of me from out of nowhere! Lucky me!!! Selangor.
kuhl's IMG_3243 copy

Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Penang.
tokay Gecko

Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9843 merged copy Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

IMG_9850 copy Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko)

A Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) enjoying free flow of honeydew from a few lantern bugs (Pyrops oculata). Selangor, Malaysia.
Pyrops oculata & Frilly Gecko IMG_2807 copy
More Lantern Bugs here.

Trophobiosis. Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) enjoying free flow honeydew excrete from a Fulgorid (Dichoptera sp.). Selangor, Malaysia.
Frilly Gecko & Fulgorid - Trophobiosis IMG_0896 copy

The same gecko and Fulgorid
Frilly Gecko & Fulgorid - Trophobiosis IMG_0900 copy

Juvenile. Frilly Gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus), Selangor.
Juvenile. Malayan frill gecko (Hemidactylus craspedotus) IMG_4774 copy

Four Clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata - ID credit: Chan Kin Onn) waiting behind a planthopper for honeydew excretes? Selangor.
Gehyra mutilata IMG_6430 copy

Hemidactylus frenatus, ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Kuala Lumpur.
IMG_2948 copy

Cnemaspis nigridius, from Gunung Gading, Borneo. ID credit: Rupert Lewis.
IMG_7338 copy

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus. ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Selangor.
IMG_6618 copy

A pair of lovey dovey Marbled Bent-toed Geckos (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus) on a tree trunk. Selangor, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus IMG_2853 copy

Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus IMG_2851 copy

Marbled Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus) waiting beside a few lantern bug nymphs (Zanna terminalis), presumably waiting for their honeydew excretes. Night find, Selangor, Malaysia.
Gecko & Fulgorid Trophobiosis IMG_6487 copy (2)

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5216 copy

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5213 copy

Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi. Perak
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_5034 copy

A juvenile Cyrtodactylus bintagtinggi, Perak.
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_4789 copy

A juvenile Cyrtodactylus bintagtinggi, Perak.
Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi IMG_4786 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8351 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8340 copy

Adult Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_2444 copy

Juvenile Banded Slender-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus). Penang, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus pulchellus IMG_8369 copy

Hemidactylus brookii minus its tail. Penang, Malaysia. ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin.
Hemidactylus brookii IMG_2425 copy

Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus) IMG_2058 copy

Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_9570 copy

Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_5505 copy

 Adult Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_8432 copy

A juvenile Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Cyrtodactylus consobrinus IMG_2786 copy

Gekko monarchus, ID credit: Rupert Lewis. From Gunung Gading, Borneo.
IMG_7192 copy

Gekko monarchus. Selangor.
Spotted House Gecko (Gekko monarchus) IMG_1921 copy

A baby Gekko monarchus licking its eyes. Perak
Gekko monarchus IMG_5012 copy

Cute lil gecko licking its eye. Gehyra mutilata, ID credit: Rupert Lewis. Kuala Lumpur
IMG_8354 copy

IMG_8351 copy

Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra mutilata) enjoying honeydew excrete from a Fulgorid (Prolepta sp.). Selangor.
Gehyra mutilata IMG_7269 copy

Poor little gecko. An ant biting it and wouldn't let go. Hemiphylidactylus typus(?) ID suggested by Rupert Lewis. Kuching, Sarawak.
IMG_6596 copy poor gecko with ant biting it.

Cute lil gecko (Cyrtodactylus sp., possibly Cyrtodactylus payacola - suggested by Mohd Abdul Muin). Selangor.
Cute lilttle Gecko IMG_2282 copy

Shahrul's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis shahruli). Penang, Malaysia. ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin.
Cnemaspis shahruli IMG_2433 copy

Balu Bow-fingered Gecko  - Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Sabah (Borneo).
Cyrtodactylus baluensis IMG_1944 copy

 Balu Bow-fingered Gecko  - Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Sabah (Borneo).
Cyrtodactylus baluensis IMG_2123 copy

Kendall's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis kendallii). Pahang, Malaysia.
Cnemaspis kendallii IMG_1379 copy

Kendall's Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis kendallii). Pahang, Malaysia.
Cnemaspis kendallii IMG_1348 copy

Baby Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor. Kuala Lumpur.
Sleeping lizard...IMG_1493 copy

Another sleeping lizard at night.
Cute little lizard...IMG_0001 copy

Baby Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor
IMG_0744 stk copy

Changeable lizard eating a grasshopper, Kuala Lumpur.
changeable lizard eating a grasshopper..........IMG_0368 copy

Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , Calotes versicolor. Adult.
Changeable lizard / Oriental garden lizard , <i>Calotes versicolor</i>..IMG_9615 copy

A sleeping Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_5271 copy
Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_5268 copy
Larut False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes larutensis). Perak.
Pseudocalotes larutensis IMG_4827 copy

A female Draco melanopogon lizard. Kuala Lumpur
Female Draco lizard....IMG_1065 copy

Draco melanopogon Flying dragon shedding skin, Selangor
Draco melanopogon Flying dragon shedding skin.... IMG_4621 copy

Watch a male Draco sumatranus displaying his gular flag. Selangor.
draco sumatranus animation

Flying dragon, Draco quinquefasciatus, on my hand. ID credit: Ingomar. Kuching, Sarawak.
Gliding lizard, Draco quinquefasciatus R0018106 copy

Flying dragon, Draco quinquefasciatus, Kuching, Sarawak.
Flying dragon, <i>Draco quinquefasciatus </i>IMG_7123 copy

Draco maximus and a lichen huntsman nearby. Selangor.
Draco maximus and lichen huntsman ...IMG_2136 copy

A Draco sp. lizard and two Pyrops oculata on the same tree. Selangor.
Draco and Pyrops oculata...IMG_4005 copy
More lantern bugs here.

A well camouflaged Draco sumatranus. Selangor.
Draco sumatranus...IMG_4632 copy

Baby Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
Baby Green crested lizard Bronchocela cristatella  IMG_2617 copy

An immature green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Kuala Lumpur
an immature green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella </i> IMG_6898 copy

The same specimen
An immature green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella  </i>IMG_6929 copy


Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
Adult Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_7440 copy

Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Adult Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_7425 copy

Adult Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. There is an ant on the lizard. Selangor.
green crested lizard IMG_1091 copy tropical lizards

The same specimen turned into dark color in just a couple of minutes. Selangor.
IMG_1112 copy malaysian lizard

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella. Selangor.
 Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_0598stk copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Green crested lizard, <i>Bronchocela cristatella. </i>IMG_0529 copy

Extreme close-up of a Bronchocela cristatella at night. Selangor. 

<i>Bronchocela cristatella eye </i>IMG_8927 copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Explored....Green Crested Lizard....IMG_8924 copy

Green crested lizard, Bronchocela cristatella.
Bronchocela cristatella IMG_6577 copy

Earless agamid lizard. Aphaniotis fusca, female? Penang.
IMG_8154 copy

From Endau Rompin, Aphaniotis fusca, earless agamid, blue eyed.
lizard no ID IMG_8249 copy

Aphaniotis fusca
IMG_9468 copy Ahaniotis fusca, earless agamid

Earless Agamid (Aphaniotis fusca) with a mosquito feeding on it. Selangor, Malaysia.
Aphaniotis fusca with mosquito IMG_1590 copy

Aphaniotis fusca
IMG_9494 copy

A sleepingAphaniotis fusca lizard waken up by me. It had moss on its body!
sleeping lizard with moss on its body IMG_6643 copy

Titiwangsa horned lizard (Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis). ID credit: Ingomar. Pahang.
IMG_9423 copy Titiwangsa horned lizard, Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis

R0021677 copy Titiwangsa horned lizard (Acanthosaura titiwangsaensis)

Acanthosaura cf. crucigera (Krabi, Thailand). ID credit: Ingomar
IMG_9685 copy Acanthosaura cf. crucigera lizard

Calotes emma, Krabi, Thailand.. ID credit: Ingomar. Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9832 copy baby lizard Calotes emma

Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma). ID credit: Ingomar Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9570 copy Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma)

Emmay Gray's Forest Lizard (Calotes emma), male. ID credit: Ingomar, Krabi, Thailand.
IMG_9463 copy male Calotes emma

Baby great angle head lizard, Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
Baby great angle head lizard, Gonocephalus grandis. IMG_0900 stk copy

A female sub adult Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
a female sub adult gonocephalus grandis IMG_7023 copy

A sub-adult, male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
female gonocephalus grandis IMG_0922 stk copy

A mature, male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
A mature, female <i>Gonocephalus grandis </i>IMG_6362 stk copy

Another male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
IMG_8467 copy

A male Gonocephalus grandis. Selangor.
Gonocephalus grandis IMG_1229 copy

A male Gonocephalus grandis. Look how long his tail is! Selangor.
A male <i>Gonocephalus grandis</i>. IMG_1211 copy

A male and female Gonocephalus grandis on two different trees.
male and female gonocephalus grandis

Mimicry! :D
Earth Day - Hug a tree!
More about these gorgeous Gonocephalus grandis here.

Gonocephalus liogaster. Male. From Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)
Gonocephalus borneensis IMG_7115 copy

Gonocephalus liogaster. Male. From Borneo.
IMG_6313 copy

Sub-adult male Gonocephalus liogaster. Borneo. ID credit: Ingomar
juvenile Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7253 copy

juvenile Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7233 copy

A male Gonocephalus liogaster. Borneo
male Gonocephalus liogaster IMG_7148 copy

A female Gonocephalus borneensis. Borneo.
IMG_6640 copy female Gonecephalus borneensis

IMG_6626 copy Gonocephalus borneensis

A skink ( Eutropis rugifera, ID credit: Ingomar) in its cosy little home. Selangor.
skink in its cosy little home IMG_9713 copy

IMG_9715 copy

Eutropis rugifera. Selangor.
Eutropis rugifera IMG_8127 copy

Eutropis rugifera. Selangor.
Eutropis rugifera IMG_8129 copy


Common Sun Skink, Eutropis multifasciatus. Selangor.
Common Sun Skink, Eutropis multifasciatus IMG_9196 copy

Spotted Forest Skink, Sphenomorphus scotophilus. Kuala Lumpur.
Sphenomorphus scotophilus skink. DSC_1975 web

Spotted Forest Skink, Sphenomorphus scotophilus. Selangor.
Sphenomorphus scotophilus IMG_5594 copy

Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus). Sabah.
IMG_6787 copy Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus)

IMG_7127 copy Sabah Slender Skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus)

Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea). Selangor.
IMG_9354 copy Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea)

IMG_9371 copy

Acanthosaura armata, Horned tree lizard. Penang.
Acanthosaura armata, Horned tree lizard. IMG_8806 copy

<i>Acanthosaura armata</i>, Horned tree lizard. IMG_8814 copy

Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). ID credit: Steven Wong. Selangor.
IMG_0121 copy Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus belli)

IMG_0120 copy

Adult Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). Selangor.
Bell's Anglehead Lizard IMG_6085 copy

Bell's Anglehead Lizard IMG_6078 copy

Phoxophrys cf. cephalum. ID credit: Ingomar. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Phoxophrys cf. cephalum IMG_1397 copy

Phoxophrys cf. cephalum
Phoxophrys cf. cephalum IMG_2404 copy

Phoxophrys cephalum. ID credit: Ingomar. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Phoxophrys cephalum IMG_1141 copy

Phoxophrys cephalum
Phoxophrys cephalum IMG_2329 copy


Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus - ID credit: M.A. Muin). Non native species released by irresponsible pet owners. This introduced species might have been responsible for the disappearance of Gonocephalus grandis from Penang Island.
Physignathus cocincinus IMG_8325 copy

Physignathus cocincinus IMG_8331 copy

A juvenile Brown's (Wolf) Gecko (Luperosaurus browni). Maliau Basin, Sabah.
Luperosaurus browni IMG_7393 copy

An adult Brown's (Wolf) Gecko (Luperosaurus browni). Selangor.
Luperosaurus browni IMG_0102 merged copy

Luperosaurus browni IMG_0105 copy

Spiny terrapin, Heosemys spinosa. Kuala Lumpur.
Spiny terrapin ...IMG_0912 copy

Spiny terrapin, <i>Heosemys spinosa</i>  IMG_0834 copy


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