A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan

Khalid Javed Baig, Rafaqat Masroor

Abstract


A new species of Eremias has been described from the Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. It constitutes the first record of the genus Eremias from the Oriental (Indian) region. The species has been named Eremias cholistanica, after the Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. This striped desert lacerta is not only different from all its congeners in several morphological characteristics but has been collected from an area distant from the previous known range of Eremias.

Keywords


Lacertidae; Eremias; cholistanica; new species; Pakistan; taxonomy

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