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New Kangaroo Lizard Species

New Kangaroo Lizard Species:

Scientists have discovered a new kangaroo lizard species from the Western Ghats.

  • Researchers named the new, scaly reptiles after the Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered of Existence (EDGE) program through the Zoological Society of London.
  • The new species Agasthyagama edgeor the northern kangaroo lizard belongs to the Agamidae family.
  • A group of scientists discovered the new species from the southern Western Ghats at Kulamavu in Idukki.
  • The species is the second one of the Agasthyagama genus after A. beddomii or Indian kangaroo lizard that has been previously reported from Sivagiri hills in Tamil Nadu.