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Roux's forest lizard

Calotes rouxii


A male Roux's forest lizard in breeding season. Unfortunately this was the only pic that I was able to click before it ran away. Calotes rouxii, commonly known as Roux's forest lizard, is an agamid lizard endemic to India. The species can attain a total length of up to 30 cm, but 25 cm is more common. Its body has an olive-brown colour, with a lighter belly, a dark band along the side of the head on to the neck, and dark lines radiating from the eye. The limbs are slender, with elongated toes. Two small groups of spines adorn each side of the neck. In males, the upper part of the head, nape, and gular pouch become brick-red in the breeding season.


Seen at Agumbe Rainforest.

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 23, 2016
Submitted on May 17, 2017

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