The Toadhead agama is a small or medium-sized lizard that lives in open dry, hot areas that are either rocky or sandy, in Asia and East Europe.
When it's sunny and hot, the lizard stays underground.
An alert toadhead agama. /CGTN Photo
A toadhead agama. /CGTN Photo
Patterns of the toadhead agama helps it blend in with the sand. /CGTN Photo
It has partially fringed toes that enable it to walk on sand.
CGTN Nature's filming crew caught the creature on camera at the Kazak Autonomous County of Aksay in northwest China's Gansu Province.
Qilian Mountains – a world unto itself
The Qilian Mountains are part of a critical mountain range in northwest China, home to numerous animals and plants that the country considers to be treasures.
In this series, CGTN Nature's crew takes you on a journey into the mountains, valleys, and deserts... presenting you the true Qilian, a different landscape.
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