Philippine sailfin lizard

The Philippine sailfin lizard, crested lizard, sail-fin lizard, sailfin water lizard, or soa-soa water lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus) is an oviparous lizard living only in the Philippines.

The Philippine sailfin lizard is an excellent swimmer and has flattened toes that enable it to run across water. It is omnivorous, feeding on fruit, leaves, flowers, insects, and small animals . ...

It lives near rivers in the tropical forests of the Philippines. Males have a larger crest on their back than the females. The males also show a violet color as they grow older. Females are less colorful.  Wiki

Philippine sailfin lizard Hydrosaurus pustulatus News

  • PH Sailfin Lizards In Misamis Oriental: An Unusual Case Of A Community Lizard

    PH Sailfin Lizards In Misamis Oriental: An Unusual Case Of A Community Lizard

    A village in the town of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, where around 100 lizards co-exist with a community, has become a unique case that prompted authorities to push for a river area here to be declared a critical habitat for the Philippine Sailfin Lizard.

    The situation in Barangay Lower Solana, Jasaan is considered by scientists as unique because the lizards have become friendly neighbors of a family that has been feeding the lizards outside their house along a dike on Solana river's edge for more than a decade.

    Rodulfo Dael, 77, and his 65-year-old wife Alma, has been protecting lizards in ...

  • DENR Takes Steps To Protect Sailfin Lizard In Philippines

    DENR Takes Steps To Protect Sailfin Lizard In Philippines

    Department of Environment and Natural resources (DENR) made a move to open up protected areas in Northern Mindanao and the provincial government of Misamis Oriental were pushing to declare parts of a river as protected of a lizard species that was being threatened by massive hunting.

    The Philippines sailfin lizard (Hydrosaurus Pustulatus) which is known as ibid locally, calls the lower Solana River as its home but the conservation experts said the population of the lizards is declining rapidly because of hunting.

    The lizard is only one of the two species found in the Philippines, the oth ...

  • Caraga Identified As Major Amphibians Reptiles Research Site

    Caraga Identified As Major Amphibians Reptiles Research Site

    A recent study published in the scientific journal Zookeys has identified Caraga Region as a major biodiversity site for amphibians and reptiles, thus placing the region as a new epicenter for future scientific study and conservation efforts.

    ZooKeys is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering zoological taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeograph.

    Caraga Region is comprised of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Island with the regional capital at Butuan City.

    The study, titled; The amphibians and reptiles of Minda ...

  • 7 Reasons To Explore Agusan Del Sur After Lolong

    7 Reasons To Explore Agusan Del Sur After Lolong

    Find out why Agusan del Sur is not your typical getaway.

    Remember the giant alligator "Lolong" was caught in Bunawan in Agusan River in 2011? Measuring 6.17 meters and weighing kilograms, he was declared by the Guinness Book of World Record as the longest of its kind.

    For more than a year, people from all over the country trooped to this sleepy town to see this wildlife sensation up close at the Bunawan Eco-Park. He died in February 2013, and there are talks that he is undergoing animal preservation and will be returned to same place.

    A landlocked province in the Caraga Region or nort ...

  • Adopt an Animal At NFEFI

    It was a great sunny Saturday so we decided to bring IƱigo to explore something new. Our destination was the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, Inc.??"Biodiversity Conservation Center (NFEFI-BCC) that is proximal to the Provincial Capitol Building.

    NFEFI is a breeding center for some of the most threatened species of animals, majority of which are found only in Negros and Panay and nowhere else in the world. The center is proud to say that it has been successful in breeding these species and eventually plan to return some of these captive-bred animals into their natural habitat in t ...

  • Adopt an Animal At The Negros Forests And Ecological Foundation

    The Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation (NFEFI) has launched an animal adoption program last Saturday, August 1, 2015, here in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

    The NFEFI, one of the country's most active non-profit conservation groups, invites individuals, schools, corporations, and clubs to adopt one (or more) of the many threatened animals kept at the Biodiversity Conservation Center (NFEFI-BCC) located in Bacolod City. By doing so, they will be helping to maintain a safe haven for threatened species by providing for their needs.

    Mechanics of the NFEFI Animal Adoption ...