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Old Friday 23rd February 2018, 09:58   #1
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help ID this lizard

I photographed this lizard basking on a rock by the sea on the island of Patmos, Dodecannese, Eastern Mediterranean. I know next to nothing about reptiles, but searching around various sites a Stellagama Stellion seemed to be a good canditate. I was a bit doubtful about the habitat as most photographs of the I saw were taken in dry, desert parts of Israel. Finally one cropped up taken in Didim, Turkey - a sea resort with similar conditions to Patmos.
Could someone out there help me out? I would be extremely grateful!
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I photographed this lizard basking on a rock by the sea on the island of Patmos, Dodecannese, Eastern Mediterranean. I know next to nothing about reptiles, but searching around various sites a Stellagama Stellion seemed to be a good canditate. I was a bit doubtful about the habitat as most photographs of the I saw were taken in dry, desert parts of Israel. Finally one cropped up taken in Didim, Turkey - a sea resort with similar conditions to Patmos.
Could someone out there help me out? I would be extremely grateful!
Yes, that is a Starred Agama, Stellagama stellio. Missing a chunk of tail by the looks of things.
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Thank you Hotsupur! Actually quite surprised I got it right and yes, the tail does look as if it's missing a chunk.
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