Phrynocephalus arabicus


This lizard is also known as Arabian Toadhead Agama. I met this c. 10 cm long reptile at dawn in the desert near Ai Ain in United Arab Emirates.

Wikipedia tells that “all representatives of this genus [Phrynocephalus] have adopted the so-called “sit and wait” hunting strategy and they actively use visual orientation when watching for food”. Was it considering me an easy meal? I don’t know, but it let me take some nice close-ups.

(Click any picture to open the gallery.)

About Olli Laasanen

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2 Responses to Phrynocephalus arabicus

  1. An interesting encounter – great photos!

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