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23-SEP-2010 Lejun

Chinese Water Dragon (Asian Water Dragon)

Copyright Lewis Scharpf

Physignathus cocincinus
Native to lowland and highland forest of India
Northern and Southern China, and SE Asia.
These lizards possess a small idridescent photo-
sensitive spot between their eyes know as a
pineal gland, sometimes known as a third eye.
It is thought this this gland helps to thermo-
regulate their bodies temperature.
Butterfly Palace
Branson, Missouri

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D AF
1/60s f/5.6 at 105.0mm iso400 full exif

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