hump-nosed lizardimage credit: Ruchira Somaweera

hump-nosed lizardimage credit: repjapan.exblog.jp

hump-nosed lizardimage credit: Madhawa

image credit: Gallicissa
Habitat: Sri Lanka
Status: Near Threatened


So I really couldn’t find much info on the Hump-nosed Lizard which really is a crying shame.

The only info I could dig up was that its habitat is severely threatened (but what else is new right?) and it’s also at risk of being swept up in the pet trade. I really don’t get people who could purchase a rare/threatened creature. Don’t they understand keeping these poor animals in cages and removing them from their natural habitat is extremely detrimental to their future?

Sigh. I’m just upset about reading these things over and over πŸ™