Reeves’ Butterfly Lizard

Leiolepis reevesii
(Gray, 1831)
Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. February 27, 2016

As we left Khao Yai National Park, Tony stopped alongside a flat open field. “There are butterfly agamas here,” he said. We got out for a look, and several lizard heads vanished into the earth. Given the complete lack of cover across that field, it was no wonder that the Leioplepis were wary, with kites and falcons hanging around nearby. The only way I got a shot of these critters was by lying prone on the ground, and waiting patiently for a lizard to pop its head out of a hole. Good, but not great results, and the whole time it reminded me of visiting prairie dog towns in North Dakota.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Thailand Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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