New species of Gecko found in Chattisgarh

Q.  A new species of Gecko has been discovered in Chattisgarh. What is it called?
- Published on 22 Jul 16

a. Eublepharis Datpuranesis
b. Eublepharis Satpuraensis
c. Eublepharis Himalayanensis
d. Eublepharis Sahyadriensis

ANSWER: Eublepharis Satpuraensis
A new species of Gecko called Eublepharis Satpuraensis has been discovered for the first time in Chattisgarh’s rich biodiverse forest at Kawardha district’s Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The population of the new species is dense and indicates that further conservation is possible in this ecosystem.
  • This gecko species was earlier found in only MP.
  • It was spotted during tiger census conducted on the hills of Satpuda range.

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