Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rhino-horned lizard (Ceratophora stoddartii)

Ceratophora stoddartii
Engish:      Rhino-horned lizard
Scientific:  Ceratophora stoddartii
කඟමුව අංකටුස්සා  [Kangamuwa Ankatussa]

Ceratophora stoddartii is an endemic lizard found in highlands of Sri Lanka. Lizard can be found in Horton Plains, Hakgala Strict nature reserve and Pidurithalagala mountain range. They mainly feed on insects. Reason to have a horn like structure on its head is still debatable.

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