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leiolepis belliana  . The Butterfly Lizard can flattens its bo...
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Image #: DSC_7375-10001
Species: leiolepis belliana
Location: Batu Buruk, Terengganu
Description: The Butterfly Lizard can flattens its body, displaying its brightly colored sides, which is probably how it got its common name. They can be found in coastal areas or beaches where its open, dry with loose sand where they can easily burrow into the ground to escape the heat. At night these burrows or tunnels are blocked to prevent possible intruders and predators from coming in. The one featured here was slowly emerging from its burrow which was covered with dry pine needles.