Resolution of the systematic status of Eublepharis macularius fuscus Boerner, 1981 (Eublepharidae: Sauria: Squamata)

Das, I. (1997) Resolution of the systematic status of Eublepharis macularius fuscus Boerner, 1981 (Eublepharidae: Sauria: Squamata). Hamadryad, 22 (1). pp. 13-20. ISSN 0972-205X

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Abstract

The disjunct population of leopard geckos, genus Eublepharis from western India (Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka) is shown to be non conspecific with E. macularius. Originally described as a subspecies of E. macularius by Borner (1981), E. fuscus is demonstrated to be both diagnosable and allopatric with congeners, and therefore elevated to species status and a neotype designated. Eublepharis fuscus differs from known congeners in possessing the following combination of characters: six postnasals contacting nasals; eight supralabials to a point below pupil; mental small, hexagonal, longer than wide and about twice as long as the first pair of postmentals; prefrontal region with smooth, flat scales,; large granular and non-spinose tubercles on the dorsum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sauria, Eublepharidae, neotype, designation, Eublepharis fuscus, Eublepharis macularius, India, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 03:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 03:22
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11951

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