Calotes mystaceus


Calotes mystaceus

Taxobox | name = Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
subordo = Iguania
familia = Agamidae
genus = "Calotes"
species = "mystaceus"
binomial = " Calotes mystaceus"
binomial_authority = Duméril & Bibron, 1837

"Calotes mystaceus" is an agamid lizard found in Southeast Asia.

Description

Upper head-scales smooth or feebly keeled, imbricate, scarcely enlarged on supraorbital region; a few small spines on each side of the head above the tympanum; latter measuring at least half the diameter of the orbit. Gular sac small; gular scales feebly keeled, as large as dorsals. An oblique fold in front of the shoulder. Dorso-nuchal crest well developed in the male,composed of falciform spines directed backwards, the longest measuring the diameter of the orbit; it gradually decreases in height on the back, being reduced to a mere denticulation on the sacrum. 45-53 scales round the middle of the body; dorsal scales keeled, nearly twice as large as ventrals, all directed upwards and backwards; ventral scales strongly keeled. The adpressed hind limb reaches the tympanum or the posterior border of the orbit; fourth finger slightly longer than the third. Tail a little compressed, at the base with a slightly serrated upper ridge. Olive above, frequently with large transverse red spots on the back; lips yellowish. [Boulenger, G. A. 1890. Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.]

Notes

From snout to vent 5 inches ; tail 10.

Distribution

China (Yunnan),Myanmar (Tenasserim to Mandalay = Mandale and Kachin State [26°00N, 97°30E] ), Thailand (north of the Istmus of Kra), Cambodia, S Vietnam, Laos and India.

Notes

References

* Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1837 Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 4. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris.
* Hallermann, J. 2005 Mit Hörnern, Kämmen und Gleithäuten - die bizarren Baumagamen. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (1): 18-25

External links

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* http://itgmv1.fzk.de/www/itg/uetz/herp/photos/Calotes_mystaceus.jpg


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