Aphaniotis ornata Ornate Earless Agama
Some other names for this species:
Leaf-nosed Agama
Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, MalaysiaMarch 7, 2018
Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata)
I had hoped to see this silly-looking little lizard at Danum Valley, and sure enough I found this young one within fifteen minutes of heading off into the forest on my first day at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. It has almost finished shedding its skin.
Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, MalaysiaMarch 11, 2018
Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata) Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata)
I was hoping to find more of these nasally enhanced saurians in Danum Valley since I only got mediocre photos of the first one I saw due to my lack of tripod at the time.. But I had reached my final morning without seeing another one, when I turned a corner in the trail and spotted this one up ahead. That is one proud and yet weird stance, I love it!
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