Eumeces cholistanensis MASROOR, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eumeces cholistanensis?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Eumeces cholistanensis MASROOR 2009|
|Distribution||Pakistan (Punjab: Cholistan Desert, Bahawalpur district)|
Type locality: at Baghdad-i-Jadeed Campus, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Punjab province,
Pakistan (29º22΄43˝ N, 71º46΄10˝ E), at an elevation of about 93 m, by Mr. Sarwar on January 04, 2002.
|Types||Holotype: PMNH (Pakistan Museum of Natural History) 984|
|Comment||Habitat: sandy areas with sparse vegetation.|
Sympatry: sympatric with the much more common Eurylepis taeniolatus.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The name cholistanensis refers to the part of the Cholistan desert lying on the eastern side of the Indus River and southeastern side of the Sutlej River, southeastern Punjab, Pakistan, from where the species was collected.|