A new species of gecko, Eublepharis pictus, has been discovered in the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

It is a strictly nocturnal species that measures 11.7 cm in length and is found in dry evergreen forests mixed with scrub and meadows.

As Near Threatened due to its vulnerability to illegal trade and the need for further information on population estimates.

โ€“ ๐ŸฆŽ Eublepharis is a small genus in the lizard family Eublepharidae. โ€“ ๐ŸŒ It is distributed in parts of North and Central America, West and East Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and the Malayan Archipelago.

โ€“ The newly-discovered species, Eublepharis pictus, occurs in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, India. โ€“ ๐Ÿ“ Eublepharis pictus measures 11.7 cm (4.6 inches) in length.