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Forest Calotes

Calotes rouxii

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9 Comments

Pedro Beirão
Pedro Beirão 7 years ago

This one knows and is posing for the pic ahah. Nice spotting!

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 7 years ago

loving the vibrant colours!

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

@S Frazier yes sir its a rouxii i was bit confused :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

This spotting is Calotes rouxii. Psammophilus dorsalis superficially resembles this spotting but note, it has a much larger area of red/orange, it has shorter spines, and it does not have faint lines radiating from the eyes, as does this spotting. Here is a red/orange forest Calotes http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayi... Most importantly, Psammophilus dorsalis is found on the east side of India http://maps.iucnredlist.org/map.html?id=... and this spotting is on the west within the range of Calotes rouxii. See range map here http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/spe...

Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

Its Psammophilus dorsalis male..nice find sir.!!

Nilesh Sutar
Nilesh Sutar 9 years ago

thanks for suggestion

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

That way others can endorse it by clicking the plus sign. Anyway, I agree with your comment chimetsetan :-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Why not "suggest" this? :-)

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

Forest Calotes. Calotes rouxii. :) good one.

Nilesh Sutar
Spotted by
Nilesh Sutar

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on May 19, 2010
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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