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Roux's Forest Lizard

Calotes rouxii


A juvenile born Roux's forest lizard. 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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Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Wow! Your comment made my day Antonio! Thank you Daniele! I am doing whatever I can to learn about Nature :-)
Thanks a lot Polila!

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Great comment António, so true :-)

You are allways welcome,i love your spottings collection,your "aproach" to wildlife is perfect,allways searching for new organisms in diferent places,with a humble perspective,putting allways nature in first place :-)Great work my friend,you are a example for all of us

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Thank you Antonio my friend! Yes you can see my lens and diffuser in it's eyes.

Beautiful capture Satyen,i think we can see your shadow in his eye :-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Thank you triggsturner and Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Interesting spotting, well done!

triggsturner 3 years ago

Great work Wildthings. Congrats on your SOTD.

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Thank you Daniele, Mark and KostasZontanos!

KostasZontanos 3 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago


DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Satyen, this beautiful shot has earned you a Spotting of the Day!

"Admire the scale details on this beautiful headshot of a juvenile Roux's Forest Lizard (Calotes rouxii) in our Spotting of the Day! Roux's Forest Lizard is an agamid lizard endemic to western India. It is named after Jean Louis Florent Polydore Roux, a French painter and naturalist who was taught by Georges Cuvier, the father of paleontology".



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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jul 23, 2016
Submitted on May 16, 2017

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