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Nepal is home to new species of lizard

26 March 2019  

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KATHMANDU: A new species of reptile has been found in Nepal.

The new species of reptile named Common Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) was discovered along the Kamdi biodiversity route in Banke district. It has been named’Baghe Mausuli’ in Nepali. It belongs to the family of Eublepharidae.

As said by reptile expert Karan Shah, with the record of this reptile which is new for Nepal, one new family has been added to the Reptilia class. This is the 11th species of lizard found in Nepal and so far 38 species of lizard are recorded across the world. This reptile is found also in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.


Publish Date : 26 March 2019 15:29 PM

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