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Calotes nemoricola JERDON, 1853

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNilgiri Forest Lizard 
SynonymCalotes nemoricola JERDON 1853: 471
Calotes nemoricola — BOULENGER 1885: 326
Calotes nemoricola — SMITH 1935: 199
Calotes nemoricola — WERMUTH 1967: 40
Calotes nemoricola — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 37 
DistributionS India (Nilgiri Hills, S Western Ghats)

Type locality: Foot of Coonoor Ghat, Nilgherries.  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 6560 
CommentReproduction: oviparous

Distribution: Has been erroneously reported from Sri Lanka, but not present there (SOMAWEERA & SOMAWEERA 2009). 
References
  • 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Jerdon,T.C. 1854. Catalogue of the Reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Part 1. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxii [1853]: 462-479 - get paper here
  • Karthikeyan, S.;Athreya, R. M.;Prasad, J. N. 1993. A range extension of Calotes nemoricola from the Anaimalais, Western Ghats Hamadryad 18: 45-46 - get paper here
  • Manthey,U. & SCHUSTER,N. 1999. Agamen, 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 120 pp. - 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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