Okinawa Tree Lizard

Okinawa Tree Lizard
English Common name
Okinawa Tree Lizard
Scientific name
Japalura polygonata polygonata
Order:Squamata, Family: Agamidae
20 cm – 31 cm
Species Distribution
Amami and Okinawa Groups
Okinawan Common Name
Ataku, Antookah, Kohray, etc.
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species: Vulnerable
Japan Red List of Threatened Species: Vulnerable
Tree Lizards are territorial. The male Okinawa Tree Lizard pushes away other males when its territory is invaded. During mating season, males turn brown and attempt to attract mates by erratically moving their heads up and down.

Updated September 2017

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