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Salea


Salea anamallayana BEDDOME, 1878

Anaimalai Spiny Lizard

BEDDOME, R.H. (1878): Description of a new genus of tree-lizard from the higher ranges of the Anamallays. - Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1877: 153-154.

DAS, S., CAMPBELL, P.D., DEUTI, K., BAG, P. & S. 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.

Salea anamallayana (Beddome, 1878) and S. horsfieldii Gray, 1845 are two endemic montane forest dwelling draconine agamid lizards from the Western Ghats (India). The original descriptions of these two species were brief and apart from their inclusion in general faunal works, they have never been the focus of a rigorous taxonomic study. In this paper we provide a detailed redescription of the types of those two species. We also reconfirm the status of the subjective synonyms of those two species. We conducted a test of niche conservatism and on the basis of the results of this analysis, we demonstrate that in spite of occurring in apparently analogous habitats, the niche of the two species have diverged significantly. We also provide notes on the distribution and natural history of S. anamallayana and S. horsfieldii.

DEPAK, V. & K. VASUDEDVAN (2008): Density and microhabitat association of Salea anamallayana in Eravikulam National Park, Western Ghats, India. – Herp. Jour., 18: 165-170.

SRINIVAS, G., BHIPATHY, S. & A. MADHIVANAN (2008): Occurrence of Salea anamallayana Beddome, 1878 in High Wavy Mountains, Western Ghats, India. – J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., Mumbai, 105 (3): 341-342.


Salea gularis BLYTH, 1853



Salea horsfieldii GRAY, 1845

Horsfield´s Spiny Lizard

BLYTH, E. (1854): Description of Salea gularis. – In: Jerdon, T.C. “Catalogue of the Reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India”. Part 1. - J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxii [1853]: 462-479.

DAS, S., CAMPBELL, P.D., DEUTI, K., BAG, P. & S. 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.

Salea anamallayana (Beddome, 1878) and S. horsfieldii Gray, 1845 are two endemic montane forest dwelling draconine agamid lizards from the Western Ghats (India). The original descriptions of these two species were brief and apart from their inclusion in general faunal works, they have never been the focus of a rigorous taxonomic study. In this paper we provide a detailed redescription of the types of those two species. We also reconfirm the status of the subjective synonyms of those two species. We conducted a test of niche conservatism and on the basis of the results of this analysis, we demonstrate that in spite of occurring in apparently analogous habitats, the niche of the two species have diverged significantly. We also provide notes on the distribution and natural history of S. anamallayana and S. horsfieldii.

GANESH, S.R. & R. AENGALS (2011): Eine Neubewertung von Salea horsfieldii GRAY, 1845 (Reptilia: Agamidae) in den Palni Hills der Western Ghats, Süd-Indien. – Sauria, Berlin, 33 (3): 55-57.

GANESH, S.R. & R. AENGALS (2011): A reappraisal of Salea horsfieldii GRAY, 1845 (Reptilia: Agamidae) in the Palni Hills of the Western Ghats, southern India. – Sauria, Berlin, 33 (3): 57-58.

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