Forest Fragmentation Split Up This Lizard’s Population. It is no longer the same.

The leaf litter and other decaying plant matter that carpet Sri Lanka’s lowland rainforests are potential lurking points for numerous blood-sucking leeches and hideouts of some venomous snakes. And while stirring them up isn’t always a wise idea, it’s the only way to catch a glimpse of the endemic rough-nosed horned lizard (Ceratophora aspera) with its perfectly camouflaged slim body, long legs, and cryptic colorations.

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