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New species of a Fan-Throated Lizard

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    11th Jul, 2020
  • A new species of a fan-throated lizard, Sitana dharwarensis has been discovered from the barren lands of northern Karnataka’s Bagalkot district.
  • The study on the discovery was published in Bonn zoological Bulletin.
  • The species belongs to the genus Sitana and derives its name from the Dharwar craton, a piece of the Earth’s crust formed 3.6-2.5 billion years ago.
  • This is the 2nd species discovered from the open scrub and rock terrain of northern Karnataka after Hemidactylus vijayraghavani, a gecko.

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