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v13i1.318

Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024
Major Article
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
DOI:10.47605/tapro.v13i1.318

Submitted date: 10 January 2024
Accepted date: 21 May 2024
Published date: 30 May 2024
Pp. 9–15, pls. 6–7.

A FURTHER TAXONOMIC REASSESSMENT OF Cyrtodactylus madarensis SHARMA, 1980 (SQUAMATA: GEKKONIDAE) NOW IN THE GENUS Eublephairs Gray, 1827 (SQUAMATA: EUBLEPHARIADE)

Zeeshan A. Mirza*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: snakeszeeshan@gmail.com

Abstract
A recent phylogenetic study identified the population of Eublepharis Gray, 1827, from Rajasthan (India) as a distinct taxon from Eublepharis macularius (Blyth, 1854). A taxonomic reassessment of the population based on literature, existing museum material and molecular data allowed me to assign the name Eublepharis madarensis (Sharma, 1980) to this population. A redescription and rediagnosis of the species are presented based on museum material and images of uncollected individuals. A discussion on the assignment of the nomen ‘madarensis’ is presented. The species appears to be distributed along the Aravalli hills, and most records of the species lie outside of protected areas.

Key words : Eublepharidae, India, Sauria, synonymy, taxonomy

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