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Updated on: Friday, June 19, 2020, 07:59 PM IST

Maharashtra CM's son Tejas Thackeray, team discover new lizard species

Representational Photo | pxfuel.com

Representational Photo | pxfuel.com

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Mumbai: Tejas Thackeray, younger son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and his team have discovered a new lizard species from Sakleshwar in central- western ghats of neighbouring Karnataka.

As per a statement issued here, the large-bodied cnemaspis (a genus of diurnal geckos) they have discovered is a 'dwarf gecko', adding the new species is alliedto cnemaspis heteropholis bauer and differs in bodysize.

Akshay Khandekar, lead author of a paper prepared by the four member team, said the new gecko species was discovered from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot.

The paper was published in renowned peer-reviewed international scientific journal Zootaxa, he said.

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Published on: Friday, June 19, 2020, 07:59 PM IST
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