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A new species of lizard of the genus Eublepharis (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from India

Zeeshan A. Mirza, Rajesh V. Sanap, David Raju, Atish Gawai, Prathamesh Ghadekar

Abstract


We describe here a new species of the genus Eublepharis from the Satpura Hills in central India. The new species closely resembles E. fuscus, but can be differentiated from it by the following suite of characters: SVL 125–130 mm; dome shaped tubercles lacking keels arranged in ~20 rows on dorsum, inter-tubercular space greater than width of a tubercle; 46–48 ocular fringe scales, three pale bands between the nuchal loop and caudal constriction; medial subdigital lamellae smooth; 13–14 preanal pores, which may be interrupted medially by a single poreless scale. Description of the new species sheds light on the limited knowledge of Eublepharis in India. We provide an identification key to the species of the genus Eublepharis.

Keywords


central India, identification key, leopard gecko, Satpura Hills, species description, taxonomy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v13i2p75-90

 

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PLOS ONE  vol: 11  issue: 3  first page: e0148380  year: 2016  
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148380

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