A handsome, diurnal, arboreal lizard confined to areas
of tropical rainforest. The Boyd's Forest Dragon operates at ambient
temperature and does not generally thermo regulate.
However when females are producing eggs they will often lay in the sun to speed
up the process.
Primarily an insect eater they will on occasion eat ripe fruit. Often
seen feasting on the "flying ants" when they emerge from the termite
mounds in the early summer with the first storms.
Most commonly seen sitting
motionless, vertically on the trunks of small trees waiting for prey to appear on which they then pounce with amazing speed.
Snout - vent 150 mm. Tail about 200% of snout - vent length.
by David & Diane Armbrust
1998 David & Diane Armbrust
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