Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sri Lankan Kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni)

English:    Sri Lankan Kangaroo lizard
Scientific: Otocryptis wiegmanni
Sinhala:    පිනුම් කටුස්සා / යක් කටුස්සා / තැලි

O. wiegmanni is an endemic lizard mostly living in wet zone forest such as Kanneliya and Sinharaja. They can also be seen in lower mountain forests. It’s Diet consists of insects and tender leaves. This lizard got its name, "Kangaroo lizard" due to the ability of running bipedally when threatened.

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