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Researchers Find Three New Gecko Species In Western Ghats

The three new species were discovered in granite boulder habitats on the southern edge of the Mysore plateau by a team including which comprised of scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Thackeray Wildlife Foundation and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.

According to the study's lead author, Dr Ishan Agarwal, "Each of the three new species have been named for different aspects of colouration, habitat or geographic location: Cnemaspis bangara or the golden banded dwarf gecko is named for its yellow tail tip and that the type locality of the species is 30 km from the largest gold mine in India.