Description and Ecology of a New Subspecies of Black Rock Agama, Laudakia melanura (Sauria: Agamidae) from Balochistan, Pakistan

Khalid Javed Baig


A new subspecies of Laudakia melanura (Sauria: Agamidae) has been described from the Toba Kakar Range of northeastern Balochistan, Pakistan. The new taxon is distinct from all previously described forms of melanura in color, size and other morphological characteristics. It has only been collected from Toba Kakar Range whereas the species itself is spread over a wide area in the surrounding mountain ranges.


Sauria; Agamidae; Laudakia; ssp. nov; Balochistan; Pakistan

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