Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard

Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard

Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard (Sitana attenboroughii) is a species of fan-throated lizards endemic to India, primarily found in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The males flaunt their colorful dewlaps — loose skin on their necks — to woo potential mates during mating season. The males also flash their fan-structured throats to ward off rivals in their territory. Females, meanwhile, have smaller white-colored dewlaps.

This superb lizard lives mainly in open ground patches and takes its name after natural historian David Attenborough.

Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard

Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard
Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard
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