Collared Tree Lizard Plica plica

Collared Tree Lizard
Collared Tree Lizard
The Collared Tree Lizard is also called the Harlequin Racerunner, both named after the animal's appearance with a black collar and a colourful and patterned skin. Native to northern South America, its head is red and body green, similar to the larger Caiman Lizard from the same region.
Collared Tree Lizard
Collared Tree Lizard
Collared Tree Lizard
The green patterned body gives good camouflage in its treetop habitat. The male is more strongly coloured red than the female. An adult is around 6 inches in length. Eggs are laid on the ground and the hatchling bursts out of the egg and starts running.