Tejas, the son of Maharashtra CM, discovers new species of lizards
Maha CM’s son, Tejas, discovers new species of lizards
Tejas Thackeray, younger son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and his team have discovered a new species of Sakleshwar lizard in the west-central ghats of neighboring Karnataka.
According to a statement published here, the large-bodied cnemaspis (a genus of day geckos) they discovered is a “dwarf gecko”, adding that the new species is allied to cnemaspis heteropholis bauer and differs in size.
Akshay Khandekar, lead author of a paper prepared by the four-member team, said the new species of gecko was discovered in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot.
The article was published in the renowned international peer-reviewed scientific journal Zootaxa, he said.