About this object

A bright green lizard, sometimes possessing a blue tint on the head. It is able to change colour, turning darker brown when threatened. There is a dark ring around the eyes, and a dark spot at the back of the head. The males have a crest on the neck. It has a very long and thin tail (75% of total length). The body length is of 13 cm, and the total length (body + tail) is of 57 cm

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    31.12.14.205.1
  • Scientific name
    Bronchocela cristatella (Kuhl, 1820)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA AGAMIDAE
  • Common name
    Borneo Bloodsucker
  • Collector
    W S Laverock
  • Date collected
    1913-12-17
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Malaysia: Selangor: Kuala Lumpur
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Federated Malay States Museums, 1914
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 1; previous number: 31.12.1914.205.1
Object view = Natural Science
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