Common name : South Indian rock agama, Peninsular rock agama
Scientific name : Psammophilus dorsalis
Family : Agamidae
Native to : South India
Interesting fact : Males bask on rock and do push-up displays.
Conservation status : Least concern
Peninsular rock agamas are fond of rocky hills that are 6000 feet above the sea level. The lizard has a depressed head with large cheeks. Males are pale brown with yellowish lips and become colourful during the breeding season with pink lips, bright orange-to-red backs and jet black bellies. Insects are their favourite food.