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Eumeces cholistanensis MASROOR, 2009

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEumeces cholistanensis MASROOR 2009 
DistributionPakistan (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.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: PMNH (Pakistan Museum of Natural History) 984 
CommentHabitat: 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). 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • FAIZI, HIVA; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ROMAN NAZAROV, NASTARAN HEIDARI, BAHMAN ZANGI, VALENTINA ORLOVA, NIKOLAI POYARKOV 2017. A new species of Eumeces Wiegmann 1834 (Sauria: Scincidae) from Iran Zootaxa 4320 (2): 289–304 - get paper here
  • Masroor, R. 2009. Description of a new species of Eumeces (Sauria: Scincidae) from Pakistan. Zootaxa 2161: 33–46 - 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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