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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack-cheek lizard 
SynonymCalotes (Bronchocele) nigrilabris PETERS 1860: 183
Calotes rouxii BLYTH (not of DUMÉRIL & BIBRON; fide SMITH 1935)
Calotes nigrilabris — BOULENGER 1885: 328
Calotes nigrilabris — SMITH 1935: 206
Calotes nigrilabris — MANTHEY & SCHUSTER 1999: 38
Calotes nigrilabris — SOMAWEERA & SOMAWEERA 2009 
DistributionSri Lanka (Ceylon)

Type locality: Newera Ellia” [= Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 23355 (fide Tiedemann et al. 1994) 
CommentCommon in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005).

Types: SMITH 1935 said that the types are in Berlin, but this is apparently not true (DENZER et al. 1997).

Sexual dimorphism: male Calotes nigrilabris have a black cheek. 
References
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  • Amarasinghe, A. A. Thasun; Franz Tiedemann and D. M. S. Suranjan Karunarathna 2011. Calotes nigrilabris Peters, 1860 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae): a threatened highland agamid lizard in Sri Lanka. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (2): 33-43(e32). - get paper here
  • AMARASINGHE, A. A. THASUN;, D. M. S. SURANJAN KARUNARATHNA, JAKOB HALLERMANN, JUNICHI FUJINUMA, HEINZ GRILLITSCH & PATRICK D. CAMPBELL 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
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Bahir, M.M. & T. Surasinghe 2005. A conservation assessment of the Sri Lankan Agamidae (Reptilia: Sauria). Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 407-412 - 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
  • De SILVA 1994. An introduction to the herpetofauna of Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus, 1 (1-2): 3-19
  • Denzer, Wolfgang; Günther, Rainer; Manthey, Ulrich 1997. Annotated type catalogue of the Agamid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae) in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (former Zoological Museum Berlin). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 73 (2): 309-332
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  • 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
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  • JAYASEKARA, E.G.D.P.; M.C. PRABHATH and W.A.D. MAHAULPATHA 2017. MATURITY STAGE CATEGORIZATION OF ENDEMIC LIZARD (Calotes nigrilabris) IN THE GRASSLANDS OF HPNP. WILDLANKA 5 (2): 046 - 051
  • Jayasekara, EGDP; MC Prabhath and WAD Mahaulpatha 2018. Why does male Calotes nigrilabris has a Black- cheek? Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 6(2): 208-211 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, D. M. S. Suranjan, W. A. A. D. G. Pradeep, P. I. K. Peabotuwage and M. C. De Silva. 2011. First report on the ovipositional behavior of Calotes nigrilabris Peters, 1860 (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae) from the Central Massif of Sri Lanka. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (2): 111-118 - get paper here
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  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig. 1860. Über einige interessante Amphibien, welche von dem durch seine zoologischen Schriften rühmlichst bekannten österreichischen Naturforscher Professor Schmarda während seiner auf mehrere Welttheile ausgedehnten, besonders auf wirbellose Thiere gerichtet Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1860 (April): 182-186. - get paper here
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