Photo category:
Living Museum
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Star lizard
Scaled Reptiles
Living Museum
Phrygana diorama

Photo of Rough-tailed Agamas, Laudakia stellio, a rock-dwelling species of lizards inhabiting dry areas. Even though it is very cautious and hides as soon as it perceives danger, during the mating season the males defend their territory by putting themselves in prominent positions, displaying their intentions by a characteristic nodding movement of the head.