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Monilesaurus PAL, VIJAYAKU, MAR, SHANKER, JAYARAJAN & DEEPAK, 2018


Monilesaurus acanthocephalus PAL, VIJAYAKU, MAR, SHANKER, JAYARAJAN & DEEPAK, 2018

Elliot´s Forest Lizard

PAL, S., VIJAYAKUMAR, S.P., SHANKER, K., JAYARAJAN, A. & V. DEEPAK (2018): A systematic revision of Calotes Cuvier, 1817 (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Western Ghats adds two genera and reveals two new species. – Zootaxa, 4482 (3): 401-450.


Monilesaurus ellioti GÜNTHER, 1864

Elliot´s Forest Lizard

GÜNTHER, A. (1864): Description of Calotes ellioti. – In: “The Reptiles of British India”. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp.


Monilesaurus montanus PAL, VIJAYAKU, MAR, SHANKER, JAYARAJAN & DEEPAK, 2018

Elliot´s Forest Lizard

PAL, S., VIJAYAKUMAR, S.P., SHANKER, K., JAYARAJAN, A. & V. DEEPAK (2018): A systematic revision of Calotes Cuvier, 1817 (Squamata: Agamidae) from the Western Ghats adds two genera and reveals two new species. – Zootaxa, 4482 (3): 401-450.


Monilesaurus rouxii (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1837)

Roux´s Forest Lizard

BAJRU, S., YADAV, O. & S. YANKANCHI (2016): Daily activity patterns and perch height utilization in pre-breeding season by forest Calotes, Calotes rouxii (Sauria: Agamidae) in the Sacred Grove of the Northern Western Ghats. – Int. J. Zool. Res., 12: 18-24.

Although, the Forest Calotes Calotes rouxii is the most common and endemic species of lizard inhabiting the Western Ghats, information on its ecology is remain scarce. In order to better understanding of life history of C. rouxii , we investigated its pre breeding activity patterns and microhabitat utilization in a small sacred grove (~0.65 ha) of the northern Western Ghats. Calotes rouxii showed a unimodal activity pattern, peak activity period was observed at late morning (11.00-12.30 h) and afternoon (13.00-15.45 h). The activity patterns of lizards involved basking and resting at early morning period. Once they attained optimum body temperature at peak period activities such as moving, social displays and foraging were performed. In late afternoon all activities were decreased and they retreat to their refuge sites. Sex specific microhabitat segregation was detected; males occupied higher perches than females. The males encounter during study period were positively correlated with temperature while negatively correlated with humidity, however females encountered were not correlated with humidity and temperature.

DUMÉRIL, A.M.C. & G. BIBRON (1837): Description of Calotes rouxii; C. mystaceus. – In: “Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles”. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 570.

MARONDE, M. (1993): Calotes rouxii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON. - Sauria, Berlin, 15: 2. (1173)

PANDAV, B.N. et al (2010): Population densities of the Forest Lizard Calotes rouxii from Karnataka State, south India. – Hamadryad, 35 (1): 100-102.

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