I.D of lizard pls? seems like some sort of desert lizard

Blackcat

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caught this lizard but am not sure what species it is, seems to be a kind of desert lizard , is there anyone that knows what it is? and is there any info on this particular lizard? it hasn't been eating for a couple of days now i've tried mealworms and some other tiny insects:(
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DoubleZ

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If it's not eating let it go. There's no reason to stress it out by trying to keep it. Where do you live? That'll help people narrow down the possibilities for you.
 

Dog Shrink

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It looks like it could possibly be something in the agama family maybe... but I agree with DoubleZ. If it isn't eating then you're stressing it. Some of the smaller guys like thorney devils for example eat only ants and if you don't know it's exact diet plus added stress of captivity it may not make it too long. Location would def. be helpful.
 
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M_surinamensis

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So... anyone got a Phrynosomatidae identification key and feel like looking at scalation?

... or just tell me where you live, maybe. I'm thinking Urosaurus sp. but this may simply be because of how awesome the name of that genus is.

Edit: And toes, definitely look at toes. They're blurry or buried in those photos. Color and pattern is variable and changes as they age, so it's not that useful. Scalation of the head and spine are useful, along with that all important location. Location can narrow it down to a couple species most the time, rather than the sixty-seventy odd possibilities that exist without knowing it.
 
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M_surinamensis

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Not Phrynosomatidae then. India is a big place with diverse habitats and a lot of reptiles. Narrow it down any?
 

Dog Shrink

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The one you posted may be a juvenile and not completely into adult colors yet so it could be hard trying to find the exact lizard just thru a random google search. Approx. how big is the lizard?
 

T-ReXx

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I agree, looks like a juvenile fan throat.

Release it. It's not eating is a wild animal and will only die if you keep it.
 

Blackcat

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thanks reptile ninja, it's def a juvi fan throated lizard, tried googling their eating habits and all but it states they eat different kinds of insects all year round, but anyway it's been eating and i fed it a wolf spider and some mealies just moments ago! seems like it's adapting! :)
 
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