Jackson’s Forest Lizard

The Jackson’s Forest Lizard (Adolfus jacksoni) is a small to medium-sized reptile in the Lacertidae family of wall lizards. It is a lacertid. 

The Jackson’s Forest Lizard is long and slender with shiny scales and a long tail. It has brown stripes on either side of its body with rows of greenish spots. It has a pale underbelly. It has large black eyes with yellow eye rings. It has short legs with five toes on each foot.

Jackson’s Forest Lizard

It grows to about 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) in length, excluding the tail.

It is found in sub-Sahara Africa, in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. It prefers tropical forest regions. It is arboreal, living in trees.

The Jackson’s Forest Lizard is insectivorous, feeding on insects.

The female is viviparous. She has 2-6 live young.

Location of photographs: Mombasa, Kenya

Photographer: Martina Nicolls


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