LEAF-NOSED LIZARD (Ceratophora tennentii )

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Description: The leaf-nosed lizard is endemic to Sri Lanka. It has a long, pointed snout with a horn at the tip, which is flattened and leaf-shaped. This species has the ability to change its appearance to match its surroundings, a means of camouflage that reduces its risk of predation. The leaf-nosed lizard has a very restricted range within the Knuckles Forest Range of Sri Lanka, which is being rapidly lost to logging and other interests.

IUCN Status: Endangered

Major Threat: Habitat loss due to forest clearing, logging and man-made fires

Habitat: Montane tropical wet evergreen vegetation

Location: Knuckles Forest Range in Sri Lanka

Diet: Insects and other small arthropods