They may be common but they are interesting all the same to the uninitiated like myself.
Butterfly Lizards are endemic to Southeast Asia, and they inhabit a number of habitats. There are a total of 8 species of butterfly lizards. What makes this family of lizards unique is 4 out of the 8 reproduce through cloning (single sex reproduction). The Common Butterfly Lizard however breeds by normal sexual reproduction.
|Common Butterfly Lizard|
The other is the Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard or Blue-crested Lizard, an agamid lizard, found in Southeast Asia. This species can grow up to 14cm long from nosetip to vent, with a tail that is twice as long as the body. They are usually grey to olive with a series of 4-5 reddish spots down their sides but during breeding season the body of both males and females will turn a light electric blue.