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Eremias cholistanica BAIG & MASROOR, 2006

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymEremias cholistanica BAIG & MASROOR 2006 

Type locality: Baghdad-i-Jadeed Campus, Islamia University Bahwalpur, Pujab province, Pakistan (29° 22’ 43’’ N, 71° 46’ 10’’ E), elevation 93 m.  
TypesHolotype: PMNH 1685 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Dorsals 51 – 63; ventrals in 13 – 15 oblique longitudinal series; subocular touching mouth; frontal and supraciliaries separated from supraoculars by row(s) of granules; nasals three, lower in contact with three anterior supralabials; occipital absent; height of the first transverse row of pectoral scales is more than its breadth but not longer than the succeeding rows; 14 – 18 femoral pores on each side, separated by 2 – 4 scales; toes fringed, encircled by 3 scales and with 23 – 29 double series of unicarinate scales underneath; dorsum with 6 or 7 black longitudinal stripes without any sign of vermiculation. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Baig, Khalid Javed and Rafaqat Masroor 2006. A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (3): 167-174
  • Baig, KJ, Masroor, R., and Arshad, M. 2008. Biodiversity and ecology of the herpetofauna of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 15 (3): 193-205 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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