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  • Title
    An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Over the past two decades many checklists of reptiles of India and adjacent countries have been published. These publications have furthered the growth of knowledge on systematics, distribution and biogeography of Indian reptiles, and the field of herpetology in India in general. However, the reporting format of most such checklists of Indian reptiles does not provide a basis for direct verification of the information presented. As a result, mistakes in the inclusion and omission of species have been perpetuated and the exact number of reptile species reported from India still remains unclear. A verification of the current listings based on distributional records and review of published checklists revealed that 199 species of lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) are currently validly reported on the basis of distributional records within the boundaries of India. Seventeen other lizard species have erroneously been included in earlier checklists of Indian reptiles. Omissions of species by these checklists have been even more numerous than erroneous inclusions. In this paper, I present a plea to report species lists as annotated checklists which corroborate the inclusion and omission of species by providing valid source references or notes.
    Attribution
    Venugopal P.D. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(2) pp. 725-738; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2083.725-38
  • Title
    Species Identification with Experts - IBP Community Meet, 2016 - Lizards
    Type
    Miscellaneous
    Description
    Presentation on how to observe and identify common lizards by Hari Krishnan Surendran at the India Biodiversity Community Meet at NGMA in Bangalore, 20 Feb, 2016
    Attribution
    Hari Krishnan