It was after a long walk in the forest without food and water I encountered this reptile hence I was excited and my hands started shivering so that I could not take good pictures of it. But I know its 'den tree' a huge and tall tree on the swampy waterhole.
At Ramanagara hills near Bangalore.
Body stout with keeled scales on the top and smooth on side dorsals. Scales have 2-4 different colors in a single specimen, generally glossy green dominant with blackish, brownish, reddish and yellowish color spots. Specimen from Maharastra have greyish-black color dominant over light colours. Juveniles have clear olive green color with black patches and yellow colour row in top scales.Belly yellowish white(most commonly) or white mixed with red or green(rarely). Subcaudal scales paired in a zigzag manner, their color is similar to ventral scales but sometimes can be darker than ventrals.Head triangular with smooth and shiny scales; broader than neck. Color shiny olive green or brownish mostly. Two black streaks starts from eyes and ends on posterior lip, the color of area between these stripes is lighter than rest of head part. Two yellow-black patches present on inner side of parietal scales very close to each other; may be absent in adults. Eyes have rounded pupil; tongue color purplish-black.
The dorsal scales are strongly keeled; only the lower row is smooth. Mid-body, the dorsal scales number 27–33. The ventral scales number 153–180. The anal plate is not divided. The tail is short — about 14% of the total body length — with the paired subcaudals numbering 41–68.Habitat includes open grassy areas and scrub jungles.
Also known as Calcutta Oval-grain Lizard, Indian Oval-grain Lizard, Ruddy Snub-nosed Monitor, Yellow Land Lizard, Yellow Monitor.It is listed on CITES Appendix I and IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Aka Brown-patched Kangaroo Lizard, or Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard, is a small, ground dwelling agamid lizard endemic to the shady rain forests of Sri Lanka. When alarmed, it runs away quickly on its large hind legs and may eventually climb up a sapling or tree. Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces, Sri Lanka.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 7th November 2013
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
"Got one snake from Ramapuram area of Kottayam District. Kerala. The altitude is around 56.7 metres from MSL. I got it from an abandoned paddy field at about 3.30pm in the afternoon.The sky was cloudy.Temparature was around 40 degrees. The snake came to the open from a paddy field which is covered with a rich growth of creepers and small perennial plants.
Description: color :Brown dorsally and white ventrally.The flanks have a reddish tinge.
Length : 53.5 cms including the tail.
Tail length : 16.5 cms
Eyes : Large and bulging.Black with round pupils. Two white distinct stripes on the pre ocular as well as on the post ocular shields.
Ventrals : 153 in no.
Anal : Divided
Sub caudals : 89 in no. Paired
Dorsal scales : 19 in no.
Supra Labiala : 8 in no.
Dorsal scales are rough in texture.There are three or four prominent ridges on each side of the body towards the rear end.Body slender.Indistinct flower like brick red markings can be seen on the dorsal side on careful examination.Markings are regular located through the spinals.
Unfortunately no good photographs are available.Just two unclear poly chromatic mobile shots are the only images to be posted.
Inference : I think the specimen is Amphiesma monticola. Not sure with the identification. Want to get it confirmed by experts."