Overview

Comprehensive Description

Brief

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

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

General Habitat

Evergreen Forests
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Calotes grandisquamis

Calotes grandisquamis, the large-scaled forest lizard, is an arboreal, diurnal, insectivorous agamid lizard found in the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of India; distributed from Agumbe to Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Vijayakumar, S.P., Ganesan, S.R., Prabhu, M. & Sreekar, R. (2013). "Calotes grandisquamis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Günther,A. 1875 Second report on collections of Indian Reptiles obtained bv the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London,1875: 224-234.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885 Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp.
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