Posts tagged lizards
Posts tagged lizards
allaboutreptiles: The Asian grass lizard, six-striped long-tailed lizard, or long-tailed grass lizard (Takydromus sexlineatus)
This is the lizard with the super long tail!
The tail length is usually over three times the body (snout to vent) length in this species. And much like geckos they can drop their tail when they feel threatened.
They typically live in countries such as India, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysian Peninsula, and Indonesia.
The Long Tailed grass lizard is easily recognized by the long tail. It has a white to cream coloured underbelly with a brown or beige back, often adorned with brown stripes of different shades.
They typically eat small insects such as flies, in captivity they can be reared on crickets
These are entirely diurnal lizards that emerge in the early morning to bask in the sun. If a potential predator approaches they will first remain completely still, and then if the danger persists, they will flee to the safety of foliage.
They also have communicate with each other through various waves…how cute
If someone sat down to draw that thing so many people would yell at them for being a crappy artist holy shit
sometimes, when life gets particularly sad or hard, i remind myself that my leopard gecko begs at the glass when i’m ripping paper towels and then runs to the top of his log in anticipation of me putting a bit there because he likes to spoon with it
someone wanted to see what he looks like when i’m about to give him the paper towel
behold a baby lizard attempting to contain a joy too large for his tiny body
it’s so cute :)
I want him.
"Sphaerodactylus nicholsi - this is the smallest gecko-species in captility. Adults reach a total lengh of 4cm. This is a freshly hatched juvenile - not longer than a 1cent coin."
Photo by DwarfGecko.
WAIT A SECOND
OH MY GOD
Phrynocephalus mystaceus, the toad-headed Agama.
The frills are actually the corners of its mouth. It’s hard to say whether or not Helioptile was intended to resemble it or accidentally did in the process of stylizing a frilled dragon:
Wait, those are MOUTH frills? Holy shit that’s cool
I could see a grass/dragon flower-lizard here.
Have some gifs of beanbag! I think.. I may be the first person gififying tokay geckos? WELL THEN WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TOKAY GECKOS!
happy holidays to my herp friends!!
with love from me, darunia, and kiwi~ xoxo
Golden tailed gecko :)
shingecko no kyojin
NY Times: Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid
by Emily Anthes
In the plethora of research over the past few decades on the cognitive capabilities of various species, lizards, turtles and snakes have been left in the back of the class. Few scientists bothered to peer into the reptile mind, and those who did were largely unimpressed.
“Reptiles don’t really have great press,” said Gordon M. Burghardt, a comparative psychologist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. “Certainly in the past, people didn’t really think too much of their intelligence. They were thought of as instinct machines.”
But now that is beginning to change, thanks to a growing interest in “coldblooded cognition” and recent studies revealing that reptile brains are not as primitive as we imagined. The research could not only redeem reptiles but also shed new light on cognitive evolution.
Because reptiles, birds and mammals diverged so long ago, with a common ancestor that lived 280 million years ago, the emerging data suggest that certain sophisticated mental skills may be more ancient than had been assumed — or so adaptive that they evolved multiple times…
photograph: Manuel Leal
Fat is sleepy (by Wild Place Photography)