New Lizard Species in Western Ghats

Context:

A new species of tiny lizards, referred to as the “diminutive dragon” or Agasthyagama edge, has been discovered in the biodiverse forests of the Western Ghats.

  • Researchers describe it as a unique member of the Agamidae family with a maximum snout-vent length of 4.3 cm.

Relevance:

GS-03 (New species)

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