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Eublepharis satpuraensis MIRZA, SANAP, RAJU, GAWAI & GHADEKAR, 2014

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEublepharis satpuraensis MIRZA, SANAP, RAJU, GAWAI & GHADEKAR 2014
Eublepharis hardwickii — KHUJARIA 1986
Eublepharis hardwickii — CHANDRA & GUPTA 2005
Eublepharis sp. — MIRZA & UPADHYE 2010 
DistributionIndia (Madhya Pradesh)

Type locality: Pachmarhi town, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh state, India  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BNHS 2301, Adult male; collected by Rajesh Sanap, Zeeshan Mirza and David Raju on 9 May 2014.
Paratypes: Adult male BNHS 2302, adult female BNHS 2303, same data as holotype; juvenile male BNHS 2304, juvenile female BNHS 2305, collected from Popatkhed, Amravati district, Maharashtra state, India by Krishna Khan, Atish Gawai and Kiran Bawaskar on 14 April 2014. 
CommentDiagnosis: A medium sized species of Eublepharis (maximum SVL 130 mm) differing from congeners in the following suite of characters: SVL 125–130 mm; dome shaped tubercles lacking keels arranged in ~20 rows on dorsum, inter-tubercular space more than width of a tubercle; 46–48 ocular fringe scales, three pale bands between the nuchal loop and caudal constriction; median subdigital lamellae smooth; 13–14 preanal pores which may be interrupted medially by a single poreless scale. 
EtymologyThe new species is named after the Satpura Hills in central India, where the type locality is located. 
References
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A.; Rajesh V. Sanap, David Raju, Atish Gawai, and Prathamesh Ghadekar 2014. A new species of lizard of the genus Eublepharis (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from India. Phyllomedusa 13 (2): 75-90 - get paper here
 
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