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Salea anamallayana (BEDDOME, 1878)

IUCN Red List - Salea anamallayana - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Anaimalai Spiny Lizard, Anaimalais Salea 
SynonymLophosalea anamallayana BEDDOME 1878
Salea anamallayana — BOULENGER 1885: 313
Salea anamallayana triangularis ROUX 1928
Salea anamallayana — SMITH 1935: 179
Salea anamallayana — WERMUTH 1967: 95
Salea anamallayana — DAS 1996: 45
Salea anamallayana — MURTHY 2010
Salea anamallayana — DAS et al. 2019 
DistributionIndia (Travancore: Anaimalai Hills [including Munnar], Palni Hills, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), elevation up to 7000 feet.

Type locality: Anamallay Mountains, elevation 6000 feet.  
TypesType: BMNH 1964.8.14.84
Holotype: NMBA = NHMB [triangularis] 
  • Beddome, R.H. 1878. Description of a new genus of tree-lizard from the higher ranges of the Anamallays. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1877: 153 - get paper here
  • Bhupathy, Subramanian & N. Sathishkumar 2013. Status of reptiles in Meghamalai and its environs, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (15): 4953-4961 - 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, SUNANDAN; PATRICK D. CAMPBELL, KAUSHIK DEUTI, PROBHAT BAG, SUJOY RAHA 2019. A contribution to the systematics of Salea anamallayana (Beddome, 1878) and S. horsfieldii Gray, 1845 (Squamata: Agamidae: Draconinae). Zootaxa 4563 (3): 563–583 - get paper here
  • Deepak, V.; Vasudevan, Karthikeyan 2008. Density and microhabitat association of Salea anamallayana in Eravikulam National Park, Western Ghats, India. The Herpetological Journal 18: 165-170 - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S.R.; S. Bhupathy, P. Karthik, G. Babu Rao & S. Babu 2020. Catalogue of herpetological specimens from peninsular India at the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History (SACON), India. JoTT 12 (9): 16123–16135 - get paper here
  • Manthey U 2010. Agamid Lizards of Southern Asia. Draconinae 2 -Leiolepidinae. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 7b, Frankfurt, 168 pp.
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 1990. A field book of the lizards of India. Records Zool. Survey India 115: 1-122 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Roux 1928. Revue Suisse de Zoologie xxxv: 452
  • 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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