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Calotes liolepis BOULENGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSriLanka Agama 
SynonymCalotes liolepis BOULENGER 1885: 326
Calotes nemoricola GÜNTHER 1869: 507 (not of JERDON; fide SMITH 1935)
Calotes liolepis — SMITH 1935: 203
Calotes liolepis — TAYLOR 1953: 1573
Calotes liolepis — WERMUTH 1967: 39
Calotes liolepis — MACEY et al. 2000
Calotes cf. liolepis — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011 
DistributionSri Lanka (Ceylon), up to 800 m elevation.

Type locality: Ceylon Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntype: BMNH 69.7.24.2, adult female 
Comment“Uncommon” in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005).

Size: max 25 cm.

Reproduction: oviparous 
References
  • Amarasinghe, A. A. T.; U. Manthey, E. Stöckli, I. Ineich, S. 0 Kullander, F. Tiedemann, C. McCarthy 2009. The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan agamid lizards (Squamata: Agamidae) ofthe 18th and 19th centuries. Taprobanica 1 (1): 2-15 - get paper here
  • AMARASINGHE, A. A. THASUN;, D. M. S. SURANJAN KARUNARATHNA, JAKOB HALLERMANN, JUNICHI FUJINUMA, HEIN 2014. A new species of the genus Calotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from high elevations of the Knuckles Massif of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3785 (1): 059–078 - get paper here
  • Amarasinghe, A.A. Thasun; D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, and J. Fujinuma 2014. A New Calotes Species from Sri Lanka with a Redescription of Calotes liolepis Boulenger, 1885 Herpetologica 70 (3): 323-338 - get paper here
  • Asela, M.D.C. et al. 2007. Some notes on egg laying of Calotes liolepis Boulenger, 1885 (Reptilia: Agamidae) observed in two wet zone forests of Sri Lanka. Zoos 22 (12): 2941-2942
  • ASELA, M.D.C.; K.D.B. UKUwELA, I.N. BANDRA, H.K.D. KANDAMBI, T.D. SURASINGHE & D.M.S.S. KARUNARATHNA 2012. Natural history and current distribution patterns of Calotes liolepis Boulenger, 1885 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) in Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 8 (1-2): 39-48 - get paper here
  • Bahir, M.M. & K. P. Maduwage 2005. Calotes desilvai, a new species of agamid lizard from Morningside Forest, Sri Lanka. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 381-392
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Erdelen, W. 1984. The genus Calotes (Sauria: Agamidae) in Sri Lanka: distribution patterns. J. Biogeogr. 11: 515-525
  • Günther,A. 1869. Report on two collections of Indian reptiles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1869: 500-507 - get paper here
  • Hallermann, J. 2000. A new species of Calotes from the Moluccas (Indonesia) with notes on the biogeogreaphy of the genus (Sauria: Agamidae). Bonn. Zool. Beitr. 49 (1-2): 155-163 - get paper here
  • Janzen, P. 2011. Morningside, ein abgelegener Hotspot in Sri Lanka. Iguana Rundschreiben 24 (1): 5-11
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  • Karunarathna, D.M.S. Suranjan; I. Nuwan Bandara; A.W. Amila Chanaka 2009. The ovipositional behaviour of the endemic whistling lizard Calotes liolepis Boulenger, 1885 (Reptilia: Agamidae) in the Knuckles forest region of Sri Lanka. Acta Herpetologica 4 (1): 47-56 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
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  • Taylor,E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
 
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