Common Monkey Lizard

Polychrus marmoratus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Madre Selva field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 14, 2013.

The tail is somewhat prehensile in this species, and they proceed slowly through the vegetation, grasping branches and leaves with their fingers and toes. Not a common find, likely owing to their colors and slow movement. Monkey lizards in NE Peru are currently P. marmoratus, but that is likely to change in the future, see: Torres-Carvajal O, Koch C, Venegas PJ, Poe S 2017. Phylogeny and diversity of neotropical monkey lizards (Iguanidae: Polychrus Cuvier, 1817).

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2013 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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