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

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Satpura Eyelid Gecko 
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, Chhattisgarh)

Type locality: Pachmarhi town, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh state, India  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
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. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: 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. 
  • Basak, Krishnendu; Moiz Ahmed, Mat Suraj & Krishnendu Mondal 2017. Satpura Leopard Gecko: Range extension record of a newly described species, Eublepharis satpuraensis from Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh, central India. ZOO'S PRINT 32 (6): 34-39 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Naidu, Ravi; Krunal Trivedi, Ameet Mandavia, Rohit K. Kalyar, Saurabh Singh, Ashwini Chouhan 2020. Range Extension of the Satpura Leopard Gecko, Eublepharis satpuraensis (Squamata: Eublepharidae), from Jashpur District, Chhattisgarh, India. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 27 (2): 269-270 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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