Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Myanmar. The distribution of this species is restricted to the Chin Hills, Chin State, and the Ponnyadaung Range, Sagaing Division at elevations ranging from 730 to 1,940 m above sea level. The area in which this species is distributed is approximately 10,306 km2
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Continent: Asia
Distribution: Myanmar (Burma)  
Type locality: Chin Hills and Ponnyadung Range, Sagaing Division, Myanmar (21°23'11.2''N, 93°58'15.9''E), 1174 m
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Calotes chincollium
Catalog Number: USNM 547927
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 2001
Locality: Min Dat Township, Che Stream, Chin State, Burma, Asia
Elevation (m): 1112 to 1112
  • Paratype: Vindum, J. V. 2003. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54 (1): 2.
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Paratype for Calotes chincollium
Catalog Number: USNM 547926
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Amphibians & Reptiles
Sex/Stage: Male;
Preparation: Ethanol
Year Collected: 2001
Locality: Min Dat Township, Chin State, Burma, Asia
Elevation (m): 1296 to 1296
  • Paratype: Vindum, J. V. 2003. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54 (1): 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is most common in areas of shifting cultivation and extends into secondary forest, but is not found in primary forest (Vindum et al. 2003). It is mostly ground dwelling, but may climb onto the base of trees.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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
Stuart, B.L.

Reviewer/s
Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M.

Contributor/s
Zug, G., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.

Justification
Calotes chincollium has been assessed as Least Concern. Despite having a restricted range, this species inhabits anthropogenically impacted environments and there is no known evidence that it is undergoing a population decline. Because of its restricted range, research into the ecology and potential threats to this species is advisable, as this may help to prevent any future declines of the species.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
It is unlikely that this species is being impacted upon by any major threats across its range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Due to this species' restricted range, research on its habitat status, population numbers and threats is advisable.
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