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New species of fan-throated lizard discovered in northern Karnataka, named Sitana dharwarensis


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A new species of fan-throated lizard has been discovered in Karnataka, named Sitana dharwarensis. It is a large-sized species when compared to other fan throated lizards. A species appears to be restricted to the area encompassed by the two major rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra. These rivers likely act as biogeographic barriers for terrestrial lizards. A Class 12 student was also a part of a research team that discovered the lizard.