Yet A New Nocturnal Lizard named: ‘Baghe Mausuli’ Traced in Nepal

Yet A New Nocturnal Lizard named: ‘Baghe Mausuli’ Traced in NepalMar 27, 2019

One more type of reptile has been newly traced in Nepal. Popular with its common name as Common Leopard Gecko and scientific as Eublepharis Macularius, the ground-dwelling lizard, was first discovered along the Kamdi biodiversity region in Banke district during a course of the study. The survey and research program was about biodiversity. It has been revealed that Gecko is called as ’Baghe Mausuli’ in Nepali dialect. It is associated with the family of Eublepharidae.

As told by reptile expert Karan Shah, with this new record of reptile which is up to the minute for Nepal, one new family has been included to the class, Reptilia.  When it comes to grand total species 38 species of lizard are noticed across the world whereas it is enlisted as 11th species found in Nepal. Countries such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran till the date are home to such geckos. One distinguishing feature of this Baghe Mausuli is unlike from other species of the lizard as it is a crepuscular/nocturnal animal which remains proactive during nighttime especially during twilight hours and sleeps in daylight.

      According to the protection officer, Santosh Bhattarai of National Trust for Nature Conservation’s Gecko has been found in Sunwal, Nawalparasi, and Gurbhakot of Surkhet and lately at Kusum periphery along the Banke National Park, besides in and around Kamdi.  A team comprising Shuklaphanta National Park’s ranger Yam Bahadur Rawat, reptile’s experts Shah and Kul Bahadur Thapa and Trust’s conservation officer Bhattarai confirmed the detection of the animal in Nepal. News about this was published in the American Journal Reptiles and Amphibians on Monday.

          If the name Gecko intrigues you and you happen to be a creature enthusiast then, Nepal Calls You is here to help you out. Geckos are generally small, usually nocturnal (active in nights) reptiles which possess soft skins. Short stout body, a large head, and mainly well-developed limbs are some distinguishing traits of them.

Disclaimer:  This news and photo were reported by our news correspondent with reference to National Trust for Nature Conservation via RSS.
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