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    24 July 2009

    New lizard species found in India

    asnycnow15Newslogo3 (14) Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard in the lush Western Ghats mountain range in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

    The small reptile is a form of gecko and was found by taxonomist Varad Giri in the Kolhapur district. It has been named Cnemasspis kolhapurensis.

    Mr Giri and his co-workers published their findings in this month's edition of the Zootaxa journal.

    It is the third new species of lizard recently discovered in the area.

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