Common name : Hump-nosed lizard, Hump-snout lizard, Lyreshead lizard
Scientific name : Lyriocephalus scutatus
Family : Agamidae
Native to : Sri Lanka
Interesting fact : They are known to act dead if picked up and males exhibit beautiful breeding colours.
Conservation status : Near Threatened
Aptly named, the hump-nosed lizard’s nose has a rounded bulge. The head has two spines at the back. A typical V-shaped skin fold below its neck is covered in patterned scales. They gape their mouths showing their red mouths when threatened. They can be found on tress of dense and moist forests, and feed on earthworms, termites, butterflies and moths.