Saturday 18 June 2016

The Fan-throated Lizard

In Central India where I live, summer and the early onset of monsoon is a great time to watch the spectacular courtship display of the Fan-throated Lizard. The lizard is seen commonly in open habitats and scrubs, so it is never difficult to locate. The lizard extends its colourful neck flap, both to attract the ladies' eyeballs and to threaten rival males. The lizard was in the news recently when five new species of Fan-throated Lizards were discovered in India (by herpetologists Varad Giri and Deepak V).

The comic appears in my weekend column with The Hindu BL-ink.

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