Amazon Forest Dragon

Enyalioides laticeps
(GUICHENOT, 1855)
Madre Selva Field Station, Depto. Loreto, Peru. January 10, 2011.

These are sometimes called “Guichenot’s Dwarf Iguana”, which is a terrible name (no offense to Guichenot).  Enyalioides is fun to say. The juveniles of this species sport a variety of colors and patterns, but only achieve the greenest of greens as adults. During the day they are active in the trees and other vegetation, but at night I usually can find one or two sleeping on leaves quite close to the ground.

My Flickr album for this species is here:

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