Thursday, November 30, 2017

Unfortunately our knowledge about the occurrence of most animals is limited to whether or not we see them as opposed to their true numbers.  This is almost always misleading but especially so when it comes to species that live in inaccessible habitats.  The Amazon Thornytail (Uracentron flaviceps) is a lizards seldom observed by humans and this is because it lives high in the rainforest canopy.  Family groups of as many as seven take refuge in tree holes from which they emerge to hunt for ants and small insects.  During breeding season adult males take on a salmon hue on the head and shoulders.