New record of Agamid Lizard Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1804) (Squamata: Agamidae) from Gujarat, India

Joshi, Pankaj and Misher, Chetan and Thorat, Ovee (2017) New record of Agamid Lizard Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1804) (Squamata: Agamidae) from Gujarat, India. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 24 (1). pp. 78-80.

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We report sightings of the agamid lizard Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1804) commonly known as the Brilliant Ground Agama, from the state of Gujarat in India. Trapelus agilis is known to be present in the state of Rajasthan from India, but its presence in Gujarat had not been confirmed due to absence of substantial records beside one old record from 1880s. We report sightings of T. agilis on two separate occasions in the years 2014 and 2015 from the region of Banni grasslands in Kachchh district of Gujarat. The observations and the nature of the habitat are described in detail. These recent sightings prompt for a systematic survey of T. agilis in the Kachchh landscape in India.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Trapelus agilis; Squamata; Agamidae; Banni Grasslands; India.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 04:15

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