New species of fan-throated lizard discovered in northern Karnataka

New species of fan-throated lizard discovered in northern Karnataka

The new species has been named ‘Sitana dharwarensis’. The name is derived from Dharwar craton- a piece of the Earth’s crust that dates back to 2-3 billion years ago.

The new species is quite similar to a species of fan-throated lizard called Sitana laticeps, however, the new species bears a much larger throat fan or dewlap.

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