Nepal Lizard ID, please!

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Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 18th, 2019, 4:41 am

Hi all,

would anyone be able to identify this ca. 15-20 cm long lizard we found basking on a wall close to the Gurkha Museum in Pokhara, Nepal?
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Thanks very much in advance!

Cheers,

Hans

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Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Kelly Mc » February 18th, 2019, 7:30 am

It looks like a female Calotes to me.

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Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Paul Freed » February 18th, 2019, 9:18 am

Kelly is right, Hans, this is a Calotes versicolor, a very common species of Agamid in the region. I would really like to talk to you about your experiences in Nepal as I am very interested in visiting that country myself.

Paul

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Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 20th, 2019, 12:19 am

Hi guys,

thank you very much!! As for my experiences in Nepal, check my Facebook wall for starters. There's a bird album, a general album, a Dulit album, and others. After our wildlife trip to Chitwan NP, I spent an extra three weeks alone in Kathmandu, waiting for a new passport. And I got adopted by a Chinese family. And saw a jackal while birding in a downtown park. Oh, and did I mention that rhino we saw moseying through our village, munching on flowers left and right?

Hans, #neveradullmoment

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Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Kelly Mc » February 20th, 2019, 11:58 am

Hans, the thought of the Rhino eating flowers in the village where one has slept, sounds like something blessed, like a sign of good fortune.

From what you say, and the way you say it, it certainly looks to be absolutely true!

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Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 20th, 2019, 9:14 pm

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