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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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