Maximum Likelihood 16S gene tree based on the ~416 base pair sequence data revealing the position of the species of the Calotes versicolor complex within the genus Calotes. Numbers at the nodes indicate bootstrap values. The tree was rooted using the Mantheyus phuwuanensis (Manthey and Nabhitabhata, 1991) as the out group. The tree was analysed under the TIM2+F+I+G4 model of sequence evolution, implementing 1000 ultrafast bootstraps on the web platform of IQ-TREE. Species delimited in this study are colour coded: Green – C. farooqi stat. nov.; Yellow – C. irawadi; Red – C. versicolor; Blue – C. vultuosus comb. nov.

  Part of: Gowande G, Pal S, Jablonski D, Masroor R, Phansalkar PU, Dsouza P, Jayarajan A, Shanker K (2021) Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomic reassessment of the widespread agamid lizard Calotes versicolor (Daudin, 1802) (Squamata, Agamidae) across South Asia. Vertebrate Zoology 71: 669-696.