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).
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.