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.
  • Scientific name
    Bronchocela jubata Dumeril & Bibron, 1837
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Nicobar Island Bloodsucker
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Indonesia: Sulawesi
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1987.143.53-54; Collector Number: 85
Object view = Natural Science
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