|Body robust with small strongly keeled scales, head large, long slender limbs and a long tail. A spiny crest along the middle of the nape and back. Two spines above the ear opening. Brownish to greenish yellow with blackish streaks radiating from the eyes and brown bands along the back with a whitish stripe on the sides. Sexually dimorphic – adult males are larger with swollen cheeks, and develops an orange head and a black blotch over the cheeks and throat during the breeding season.
Ecology, Habitat & Location
|Diurnal and arboreal. Feeds on insects and small lizards.
|Forest, Terrestrial, Urban, Parks & Gardens
|Commonly found in urban parks and on tree trunks and fences.
|Exotic / Introduced
|Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp