Agama schleichi Joshi & Kotlia, 2010

Schleich's agama (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Agama schleichi Kotlia & Joshi, 2006 (nomen nudum); Agama schleichi Kotlia & Joshi, 2008 (nomen nudum)


Conservation Status


Last record: c. 72,000 BC





Biology & Ecology




All of the following material is housed in the Palaeontology laboratory, Department of Geology, Kumaun University, Nainital:

Holotype: NAR/L5 ("a dentary")

Type locality: "Devakachar (23° 23’N; 79° 17’E), 120km southwest of Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)." (Joshi & Kotlia, 2010:3).

Paratype: NAR/L4 ("upper jaw")

Referred material: "NAR/L1, NAR/L2 and NAR/L3, jaw fragments; NAR/L4, upper jaw; NAR/L5, dentary" (Joshi & Kotlia, 2010:3).






Original scientific description:

Joshi, Moulishree and Kotlia, B. S. (2010). First Report of the Late Pleistocene Fossil Lizards from Narmada Basin, Central India. e-Journal Earth Science India 3(1): 1-8.


Other references:

Kotlia, B. S. and Joshi, Moulishree. (2006). Late Pleistocene environment around the Hominid population in Narmada Basin, Central India. Senckenbergiana lethaea 86(2): 283-287.

Kotlia, B. S. and Joshi, Moulishree. (2008). Reconstruction of Late Pleistocene palaeoecology of the Upper Narmada valley (Central India) using fossil communities. Palaeoworld 17: 153-159.


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