Bronchocela cristatella (Kuhl, 1820)
Crested Green Lizard
Locations : Lambir Hills NP, Niah, Deramakot, Sepilak, Maliau. Physique : Compressed, slender body: long, moderately pointed head; males without gular pouch; hindlimb > 80% SVL; tail > 290% SVL. Scalation : Distinct Nuchal crest; middorsal scale rows 60-100; 6-10 upper dorsal scale rows pointed backwards and upwards; lamellae under toe IV 34-35. Habit : Diurnal ; arboreal. Habitat : From human habitations to forests. More common in disturbed forests. Natural History : Diet comprise mainly beetles, flies and ants, but smaller geckos and skinks are also taken. 1-4 spindle-shaped eggs produced at a time.