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American Journal of Zoological Research. 2014, 2(3), 46-50
DOI: 10.12691/ajzr-2-3-2
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Observation of the Status, Distribution, Habitat and Population Estimation of the Indian Spiny Tailed Lizard Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827) of Thatta District of Sindh Pakistan

M Usman Ali Hashmi1, , M Zaheer Khan2, Nawz ul huda3, Karim gabol2 and Imtyaz4

1Department of Zoology, Govt Dehli Science College Hussainabad, Karachi, Pakistan

2Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Pakistan

3Depratment of Geography, University of Karachi, Pakistan

4Govt Sir- Sayed College.karachi Pakistan

Pub. Date: September 16, 2014

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M Usman Ali Hashmi, M Zaheer Khan, Nawz ul huda, Karim gabol and Imtyaz. Observation of the Status, Distribution, Habitat and Population Estimation of the Indian Spiny Tailed Lizard Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827) of Thatta District of Sindh Pakistan. American Journal of Zoological Research. 2014; 2(3):46-50. doi: 10.12691/ajzr-2-3-2


Present abstraction included the current population, status and distribution, habitat of spiny tailed lizard (Saara hardwickii) in Thatta distric of sindh. Investigation was agitated out on febuary 2012 to febuary 2014. During the present abstraction 247 spiny tailed lizard (S.hardwickii) were captured for the ascertainment their morphomatrics and length mass relationship. Two main habitat were begin in Thatta district which were Jung-shahi and Run- Pathani. Atleast 10 sq/km area of Run-pathani and 13 sq/km in the Jung-shahi area has been observed as the patchy population of spiny tailed lizard.The burrows were aswell advised and begin about 5 anxiety ambit to one and each other burrows. Saara hardwickii already included in the IUCN Red list and CITES appendix. Major threats of the species are added Village size, Villagers, Hakims, Jogi, Laboratory use, Hunting for meat, Hunting for trade, Hunting for oil etc. Present analysis achieve that spiny tailed lizard is a Endangered species of Thatta district of Sindh Pkistan.

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