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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKhasi Hills Forest Lizard 
SynonymCalotes maria GRAY 1845: 243 (part.)
Calotes platyceps BLYTH 1852 (fide BOULENGER 1885)
Calotes maria — BOULENGER 1885: 322
Calotes maria — SMITH 1935: 193
Calotes maria — DAS 1996: 43 
DistributionIndia (Khasi Hills in Assam, Mizoram)

Type locality: “Afghanistan and Khassia Hill” (fide WERMUTH 1967).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly after WERMUTH 1967. 
EtymologyNamed after Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876), British conchologist and algologist, and wife of John Edward Gray (1800-1875), British zoologist. 
References
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  • Blyth, E. 1852. Of reptiles, Dr. Kelaart has forwarded... J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxi: 353-356 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, Abhijit 2016. Addition to the Herpetofauna of Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan, with six new country records. Herpetology Notes 9: 261-278 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - 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). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 49 (1-2): 155-163 - get paper here
  • Lalremsanga, H.T., L. Khawlhring & Lalrotluanga 2010. Three additional lizard (Squamata: Sauria) records for Mizoram, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(2): 718-720
  • Manthey U 2008. Agamid lizards of Southern Asia, Draconinae 1. Terralog 7, 160 pp.
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 1990. A field book of the lizards of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India 115: 1-122 - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
 
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