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Nilgiri Forest lizard

Calotes nemoricola

Description:

Nilgiri Forest lizard is an agamid lizard, endemic to Western Ghats of India

Habitat:

It's a diurnal, semi-arboreal insectivore and it prefers moist evergreen forested tracts in higher elevations and scrubland habitats.

Notes:

Spotted at Silent Valley National Park,Kerala,India.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@triggsturner ... Thank you so much 😊

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@AntónioGinjaGinja ... Thank you so much 😊

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Great spotting and well deserved. Well done Arun.

Congrats Arun :-)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@SukanyaDatta .. Thank you so much :)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@Sergio Monteiro .. Thank you so much :)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@Brian38 … Thank you so much :)

Arun
Arun 2 years ago

@DanielePralong …. Big Surprise !!! … No words to express .. Thank you so much for giving me a space.. My Hearty Thanks to my PN Team :) .. My Good Wishes to all the Winners & Participants !!!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Congratulations, Arun.

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Great series Arun. I missed this the first time. Congratulations on the 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition,

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Congratulations Arun.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Congratulations Arun!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Arun, this spotting came first equal in a tied vote in our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition, Reptiles category!

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Arun
Arun 3 years ago

@Leuba Ridgway .. thank you so much :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Great spotting Arun - Congratulations !

Arun
Arun 3 years ago

@Mark Ridgway ... Thank you so much :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Congrats Arun

Arun
Arun 3 years ago

@AntónioGinjaGinja ... Thank you so much :)

Arun
Arun 3 years ago

Surprise !!!! ... @DanielePralong . Thank you very much for the SOTD .. :)
My Most Sincere Thanks to PN Team :)

Arun
Arun 3 years ago

@Zlatan Celebic ... Thank you :)

Awesome series Arun,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Arun, your Nilgiri Forest lizard is our Spotting of the Day:

"Get to eye level with a Nilgiri Forest lizard (Calotes nemoricola) in our Spotting of the Day! This arboreal agamid lizard is endemic to the Western Ghats of India, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the eight hottest hot-spots of biological diversity in the world. This species is similar to another Western Ghats endemic, C. grandisquamis. The reference below provides clear criteria to differentiate the two species.
https://buff.ly/2ncFHBa "

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

Lovely lizard, great spotting and great shots, Arun.

Arun
Arun 3 years ago

@DanielePralong ... Thank you :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Great series of images Arun!

Arun
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Arun

Kottoppadam-I, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 17, 2017
Submitted on Jan 22, 2018

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