Friday, June 6, 2014

Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor)


English : Oriental Garden Lizard / Changeable Lizard
Binomial Name : Calotes versicolor
Sinhala : ගරා කටුස්සා / [Gara katussa]
Widely destributed lizard around the world. In Sri Lanka it lives all environmental regions except central highlands. They come in variable colors and the colors can be changed time to time. Male is bigger in size compared to female. This lizard feeds mainly on insects but sometimes on plant matter. The Sinhala name 'ගරා කටුස්සා - Gara katussa' has the meaning of 'House lizard'.

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