Sitting on ledge at visitors' centre near entrance to Caverna do Diabo (Devil's Cave) in the Upper Ribeira Valley. Spotted by Gislene Furquim, trainee environmental monitor (guide) from the nearby quilombo community of Ivoporunduva. Identification by Bruno Lima. Photos by Gislene Furquim and Tubtim Tubtim.
Encontrado entre las rocas en un cultivo de cacao.
Have seen this species now three times since December 2012, the previous two I was barely able to get a photo -- very elusive...
This specimen had only very recently been struck by a vehicle of some sort on the only main road in the Chocó, probably a motorcycle or tuk-tuk...
Uno de los saurios mas llamativos de las selvas Neotropicales, usa excelente camuflaje, entre la hojarasca del piso de los bosques. Muy fuerte, con garras finas, extremidades cortas y cuerpo cilíndrico grueso, Dentadura fuerte de dientes cortantes y mordida fuerte. Habita cerca a huecos donde establece sus madrigueras y se protege de manera muy eficiente.
One of the more atractive lizards in the Neotropical forests; uses excellent camouflage among the leaves of the forest floor. Very strong, with fine claws, legs short and thick cylindrical body, sharp teeth, strong and strong bite. It lives near their burrows holes where established and protected very efficiently.
Found this animal under a large tree in primary growth along a trail at Hitoy Cerere biological Reserve.