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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Great anglehead lizard

Thai: กิ้งก่าดงใหญ่, ging ga dong yai

Binomial name: Gonocephalus grandis, John Edward Gray, 1845

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Scientific classification

Gonocephalus grandis

Common names

  • German: Grosse Winkelkopfagame
  • English:
    • Great anglehead lizard
    • Giant forest dragon
    • Malayan crested lizard
  • Thai: กิ้งก่าดงใหญ่, ging ga dong yai


  • Gonocephalus grandis, Alexandre Teynié et al. (2010)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Ulrich Manthey & Norbert Schuster (1999)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Kahl et al. (1980)
  • Goniocephalus grandis, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
  • Goniocephalus grandis, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Gonycephalus sic grandis, G. Hope Sworder (1933)
  • Gonocephalus grandis, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1930)
  • Gonyocephalus grandis, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Dilophyrus grandis, Johann Gustav Fischer (1885)
  • Gonyocephalus grandis, George Albert Boulenger (1885)
  • Dilophyrus grandis, John Edward Gray (1845)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Great anglehead lizard, Gonocephalus grandis in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Betong District, Yala
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Na Thawi District, Songkhla
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Waeng District, Narathiwat

Range map of Gonocephalus grandis in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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