About this object

Has a bright green dorsal coloration, usually with 5 or 6 white, cream or dark green transverse stripes, however these are changeable. Often the stripes continue on to the tail. The head is yellowish- or brownish-green whereas the male develops a bright red head and throat in the breeding season. The underside is a pale green, the tail is light brown.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Calotes calotes (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Common Tree Lizard
  • Collector
    R B Hickleton
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Sri Lanka: Gangodawila
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by R.B. Hickleton, 1957
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1957.71.7
Object view = Natural Science
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