Melissa Kaplan, 2002
There are some twenty species of lizards in the genus Japalura. One of the general common names for this agamid genus is mountain lizard.
Set them up in a terrestrial enclosure with some branches or cut logs and/or rocks for them to climb on for basking. Temperature requirements are ill-defined as "room temperature". Keep them as one would other montane agamid species such as the toad-headed agama or the tree or mountain dragons.
J. tricarinata. Cloud-forest agama. Native to the Himalayas, to 9800 feet (3000m), these lizards are about 7 in (18 cm) STL and semi-arboreal in habit. When exited, the mostly brown males turn green with a dark stripe running from eye to shoulder.
For information on the following species, see the Agamidae: Japalura page at the TIGR Reptile Database.
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