Contributions to Zoology, 85 (1) – 2016

Systematics and phylogeny of Sitana (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Peninsular India, with the description of one new genus and five new species

V. Deepak1, Varad B. Giri2, Mohammad Asif3, Sushil Kumar Dutta4, Raju Vyas5, Amod M. Zambre6, Harshal Bhosale7, K. Praveen Karanth8

1.  Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India. E-mail: veerappandeepak@gmail.com

2.  National Centre for Biological Science, TIFR, GKVK, Bellari Road, Bangalore 560065, India

3.  Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002, India

4.  Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), Turang post, Angul, Odisha 759123, India

5.  505, Krishnadeep Tower, Mission road, Fatehgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390 002, India

6.  Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

7.  Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

8.  Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Keywords: cryptic,dewlap,genetics,morphology,osteology,taxonomy.