Overview

Comprehensive Description

Brief

Large scaled lizard with 12 lanceolate spines on the nuchal crest
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Distribution

Range Description

Calotes grandisquamis is endemic to the Western Ghats, India and distributed in the Anaimalai Hills, Brahmagiri Hills, Kodagu, Wayanad, Ponumudi, Siruvani, Nilgiri hills, Srivilliputhur Grizzled Giant Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, Tirunelveli hills (Smith 1935, Kannan and Venkataraman 1998, Cherian et al. 2000, Ishwar et al. 2001, Vijayakumar et al. 2001, Bhupathy and Kannan 2002, Ishwar et al. 2003, Krishnan 2008). This species occurs at elevations from 100 to 1,600 m asl.
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Endemic Distribution

Endemic to Southern Western Ghats
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Continent: Asia
Distribution: India (Anaimalai, Bramagherry Hills, Travancore; S Western Ghats)  
Type locality: at the foot of the Canoot Ghat, near Manantoddy, Bramagherry Hills (fide SMITH 1935).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Calotes grandisquamis has been reported from evergreen forests, dry deciduous forests and plantations like tea, coffee and cardamom (Bhupathy and Kannan 2002).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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General Habitat

Evergreen Forests
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Vijayakumar, S.P., Ganesan, S.R., Prabhu, M. & Sreekar, R.

Reviewer/s
Bowles, P., Ramesh, M., Madala, M., Mohapatra, P. & Molur, S.

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Justification

Calotes grandisquamis is listed as Least Concern as it is widely distributed in the central and southern Western Ghats and there are no known major threats affecting it. This species is present in several protected areas and may occur in altered habitats.

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Population

Population
This is an uncommon species, but it can be found in altered habitats (Ishwar et al. 2003).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species. It also occurs in altered habitats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Calotes grandisquamis is known from many sites within protected areas as well as the reserve forests.
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Wikipedia

Calotes grandisquamis

Calotes grandisquamis, the Large-scaled Forest Lizard, is an agamid lizard found the forests of the Western Ghats in India and known from the Anaimalai and Brahmagiri Hills.

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