BC: Rowan Smith was born in Houston in 1997. He is currently a 6th grader at Copperas Cove Junior High School in Copperas Cove, Texas.
FC: The Indo=Chinese Forest Lizard by Rowan Smith 7th per
1: The Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard by Rowan Smith
2: The Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard lives in luscious forests, blending in with its environment.
3: This lizard fits well with its environment, but its coloring sometimes gives it away.
4: It has the ability to hold still for long periods of time by slowing its heart rate. This allows it to almost disappear from the eye of its predator.
6: This reptile is prey to they larger reptiles in its region. It It is also a predator of the native insects, such as beetles and flies.
7: It is my opinion that the Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard is well-adapted for survival in his environment.
8: This lizard, also known as the Blue-Crested Agama, does not come out and interact except when looking for a suitable partner for producing young.
10: The Indo-Chinese Forest LIzard, is sometimes called the Blue-Crested Lizard, Its scientific name is Calotes mystaceus. "Mystaceus" is from the Greek language and means "mustache" (look at the lizard's upper lip). When it is full-grown, the agama will be about 38 centimeters long (15 inches).
11: It was difficult to find a lot of information about Calotes mystaceus but I think it is a lizard that deserves more attention and study.