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.
  • Scientific name
    Bronchocela cristatella (Kuhl, 1820)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Borneo Bloodsucker
  • Collector
    W S Laverock
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Federated Malay States Museums, 1914
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 31.12.1914.205.2
Object view = Natural Science
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