About this object

Small-headed lizard with laterally compressed body with dorsal crest of thin, pointed horny scales, tail long terminating in slender tip. Coloration of upper parts ranges from bright green to light brown depending on the state of stress of the animal. Total length 30-49 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    57.71.2
  • Scientific name
    Calotes versicolor Daudin, 1802
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA AGAMIDAE
  • Common name
    Variable Agama
  • Collector
    R B Hickleton
  • Date collected
    1957-01-11
  • 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: 1957.71.2
Object view = Natural Science
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