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  ― 244 ―

The Muricated Lizard

LACERTA MURICATA

L. cauda tereti longa, corpore griseo, squamis carinatis mucronatis.

Corpus supra fasciis tranversis fuscis; subtus pallidum. Valde affinis Agamæ et Calotæ.

L. with long rounded tail, body greyish, scales carinated and sharp pointed. The animal on its upper part is fasciated with transverse dusky bars, and is pale beneath. This species is very nearly allied to the L. Agama and Calotes.

This species measures somewhat more than a foot in length. The general colour is a brownish-grey, and the whole upper part of the animal is marked with transverse dusky bars, which are most conspicuous on the legs and tail. The tail is very long; the scales on every part of the animal are of a sharp form, and furnished with a prominent line on the upper surface; toward the back part of the head the scales almost run into a sort of weak spines; the feet are furnished with moderately strong, sharp claws.

Colour plate facing page 244 of '1. Snake, 2. Muricated Lizard.'



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