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Roux's Forest Calotes

calotes rouxii

Description:

Roux's Forest Calotes or Roux's Forest Lizard (Calotes rouxii) is an agamid lizard found in the Western Ghats of India. Two small groups of spines, separated from each other, on each side of the neck. A fold in front of the shoulder. Tail compressed into a sharpish edge at its base, covered superiorly with very large pentagonal scales. Scales on the sides of the body nearly as large as those on the belly. Tail below with four longitudinal series of rhomboid, strongly keeled scales, each terminating in a point posteriorly. Brownish, uniform or spotted with black.

Habitat:

Western Ghats. Arborial species.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Calotes versicolor Oriental garden lizard
Roux's Forest Calotes
calotes rouxii


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19 Comments

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Thank you very much for the correct ID Gopal..:-) I will update it now..

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Thanks Luis..:-)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great looking lizard

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Thank u Nuwanchathuranga..:-)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

great details !!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Thank u for the info S Frazier.. I have updated the ID..:-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

its Female OGL

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Calotes versicolor now has 3 votes for your spotting. According to the FAQs of the Project Noah website "Spottings are defined as identified when they have a scientific name entered in the scientific name field, a reference link added or a species suggestion with at least 3 votes [and no competing suggestions with 3 votes]." So unless you have good reason to doubt the suggestion, it would make sense for you to add the scientific name to the space reserved for it. Thanks!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

You are right dandoucette.. It was pretty small when compared to others..:-) Thanks for the ID..

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Thank u very much Anne Marie McCaffrey and KatCuff..:-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Yes MatthijsVanedevanderpals.. His eyes were realy awesome..!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Thank u harsuame...:-)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Looks like an immature Indian garden lizard.

KatCuff
KatCuff 10 years ago

Nicely done!

Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 10 years ago

Fantastic photo!

Matthijs
Matthijs 10 years ago

love his eyes!

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Fant√°stico!!

Sumukha Javagal
Spotted by
Sumukha Javagal

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 12, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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