Calotes grandisquamis

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Large-scaled forest lizard
Large Scaled Forest Lizard.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Subfamily: Draconinae
Genus: Calotes
Species: grandisquamis
Binomial name
Calotes grandisquamis
Guenther, 1875[2]

Calotes grandisquamis, the large-scaled forest lizard, is an arboreal, diurnal, insectivorous agamid lizard found in the evergreen rainforests of the Western Ghats of India; distributed from Agumbe to Agasthyamalai Hills.


  1. ^ Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Vijayakumar, S.P., Ganesan, S.R., Prabhu, M. & Sreekar, R. (2013). "Calotes grandisquamis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Günther,A. 1875 Second report on collections of Indian Reptiles obtained bv the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London,1875: 224-234.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885 Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp.
  • Ganesh, S. R.; S. R. Chandramouli 2013. Identification of Two Similar Indian Agamid Lizards Calotes nemoricola Jerdon, 1853 and C.grandisquamis Günther, 1875. Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (1): 33-35.

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