Reptiles and Amphibians of Bangkok

Central Thailand's Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Frogs

Forest Crested Lizard

Calotes emma

This species is found in Thailand, but not within Bangkok itself

Forest Crested Lizard Calotes emma
Forest Crested Lizard sleeping on tree at night in Bangladesh
Emma Gray's Forest Lizard Calotes emma
Head shot of Forest Crested Lizard, showing characteristic eye spines
Emma Gray's Forest Lizard Calotes emma
Another Forest Crested Lizard found at night in Bangladesh
Forest Crested Lizard Calotes emma
Close-up of Forest Crested Lizard, showing spines clearly visible
Forest Crested Lizard Calotes emma subadult
Subadult Forest Crested Lizard found on forest floor in Chiang Mai Province
Forest Crested Lizard Calotes emma juvenile
Head shot of another subadult Forest Crested Lizard found on forest floor in Chiang Mai Province
Emma's Forest Lizard Calotes emma juvenile
Juvenile Forest Crested Lizard on forest floor in Chiang Mai Province

English name: Forest Crested Lizard (aka “Emma Gray’s Forest Lizard”)
Scientific name: Calotes emma
Thai name: Ging-ga Kaeo

Similar Species: This species can be distinguished from the very similar Oriental Garden Lizard by the long spines behind the eye and above the eardrum.

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