About this object

A lizard with square head. The dorsal area is coloured from light green to dark green, and can change to brown or black if feeling threatened. A rusty coloured stain appears under the throat. More spots, often blurring to form a stripe, appear on the shoulder and the front lateral side. Towards the back of the lizard, the colour becomes duller. The underside of the lizard is yellowish to white under the chin, neck, stomach and the back of the legs. The bottom of the hands and feet are a yellowish brown. The tail is coloured green at its base, with bluish stains. Towards the end of the tail, the colour becomes a dull brown with whitish spots on the tip.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    3.6.72.3
  • Scientific name
    Bronchocela jubata Dumeril & Bibron, 1837
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA AGAMIDAE
  • Common name
    Nicobar Island Bloodsucker
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Indonesia: Batavia
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by D.J.M. Pryce, 1872
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 87; previous number: 03.6.1872.3
Object view = Natural Science
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