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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Gunung Raya green-crested lizard

Binomial name: Bronchocela rayaensis, Larry Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr, Anchelee Aowphol, Michael Cota, Mathew L. Murdoch, C├ęsar Aguilar & Marta S. Grismer, 2015

Site notes

This species split from Bronchocela cristatella, described in 2015. One of clearly visible characteristic that differs from other species in same genus is the white marking on the chin.

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Agamidae
Genus
Bronchocela
Species
Bronchocela rayaensis

Common names

  • English: Gunung Raya green-crested lizard

Synonyms

  • Bronchocela rayaensis, Larry Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr, Cheol Haeng Lee, Evan S. H. Quah, Shahrul Anuar, Ehwan Ngadi & Jack W. Jr. Sites (2015)
  • Bronchocela cristatella, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
  • Bronchocela cristatella, Kelvin K. P. Lim et al. (2009)
  • Bronchocela cristatella, Ulrich Manthey (2008)
  • Bronchocela cristatela, Edmund J. Zimmerer (2004)
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Bronchocela rayaensis

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Bronchocela rayaensis - "Leave me alone" mood

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Distribution map of Gunung Raya green-crested lizard, Bronchocela rayaensis in Thailand

Range map of Bronchocela rayaensis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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