Eumeces indothalensis KHAN & KHAN, 1997
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|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Scincinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Striped Mole Skink|
|Synonym||Eumeces indothalensis KHAN & KHAN 1997|
Novoeumeces indothalensis — GRIFFITH, NGO & MURPHY 2000
Eumeces indothalensis — KHAN 2002 (pers. comm.)
Eumeces indothalensis — SCHMITZ et al. 2004
Eumeces indothalensis — MASROOR 2009
Type locality: near village Bar Ginga, 9 Km SW of Bakkar, midwestern Punjab, Pakistan, 32°.50’ N, 71° E, along west bank of Indus River, elevation: 75 m.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1990.6|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Medium sized skink, with dorsal pattern of 5-7 dark brown stripes separated by alternating light narrower stripes, extending on to the tail, no scattered scales of different colour on the body and limbs; nasal scale resting on first supralabial; nasal suture horizontal; no postnasal; interparietal about|
half the size of frontal and is of the same shape; two azygos postmentals; 52-56 scales in paired middorsal row of wider scales; posterior loreal and presuboculars longer than deep; no intercalary scales between subdigital lamellae.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after part of the Thal Desert lying on the western bank of Indus River, northwestern Punjab, Pakistan, where the new species was collected.|
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