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Species of Thailand

Gunung Raya green lizard

Bronchocela rayaensis

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

Bronchocela rayaensis, the Gunung Raya green-crested lizard, is a species of agamid lizard. It is endemic to Malay Peninsula and is known from Langkawi in Kedah, northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia (its type locality), as well as from Phuket and Phang Nga Provinces in southern Thailand.

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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

Bronchocela rayaensis

Common names

  • English: Gunung Raya green-crested lizard


  • Bronchocela rayaensis, Larry Lee Grismer & Evan S. H. Quah (2019)
  • 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)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)


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Khao Sok National Park
Bronchocela rayaensis
Bronchocela rayaensis - in "leave me alone" mood

Range Map

Distribution map of Gunung Raya green lizard, Bronchocela rayaensis in Thailand
  • Bang Saphan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Kapo Waterfall Forest Park
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Bang Yai Forest Park
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khlong Yan Wildlife Sanctuary (s/e)
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong
  • Lam Nam Kra Buri National Park
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Ranong District, Ranong
  • Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla
  • Phuket Province
  • Raman Waterfall Forest Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thung Khai Botanic Garden
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Bronchocela rayaensis in Thailand