IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Tree lizards are small lizards, ranging from 3.8 to 5.9 cm. They have a slim body and tail patterned with blotches and/or irregular crossbars with a variety of colorations ranging from black, dark brown, tan, and gray to match the local habitat. Down the middle of the back there are two bands of larger scales running the length of the body. The base of their tails is usually a rusty color. Adult males have brightly colored patches on the ventral surface. The sides of the belly are blue to blue-green and have a metallic sheen. An additional colored patch found on the throats of males, known as a dewlap, can be green, blue-green, orange, or yellow, whereas females have a white underbelly and throat color in white, orange, or yellow.

Range mass: 4 to 6.5 g.

Average mass: 5.3 g.

Range length: 3.8 to 5.7 cm.

Other Physical Features: heterothermic

Sexual Dimorphism: sexes colored or patterned differently; male more colorful


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