Calotes pethiyagodai — Pethiyagoda’s Crestless Lizard
This species is reminiscent of the widespread Green Garden Lizard but is known only from a portion of the Knuckles mountain range. The three above are an adult male, an adult female, and a cuddly little baby.
The crests on this species are smaller than on Calotes calotes, but it's quite a stretch to call these lizards "crestless". They have crests! Obvious crests!
- Calotes pethiyagodai account on The Reptile Database
- Calotes pethiyagodai account on the Lanka Nature Summary blog
- Calotes pethiyagodai account on iNaturalist
- A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe, D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, Jakob Hallermann, Junichi Fujinuma, Heinz Grillitsch, Patrick Campbell, 2014. A new species of the genus Calotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from high elevations of the Knuckles Massif of Sri Lanka
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka