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List of selected peer reviewed publications

Mirza, Z.A., Sanap, R. & Bhosale, H. 2014. Preliminary review of Indian Eumenophorinae (Araneae: Theraphosidae) with description of a new genus and five new species from the Western Ghats. Plos One, 9(5): e98084.

Mirza, Z.A., Pal, S., Bhosale, H. & Sanap, R. 2014. A new species of gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 from the Western Ghats. Zootaxa, 3815(4):494–506.

Mirza, Z.A. & R. Sanap. 2014. A new cryptic species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus from Southern India. Taprobanica, 6(1): 12–20.

Zambre, A, Sanap, R. & Mirza, Z.A. 2014. A new high-elevation scorpion species of the genus Scorpiops Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae) from the Himalayas, India, C. R. Biologies,

Mirza, Z. A.,, Vyas, R., Patel, H., Maheta, J. & Sanap, R. V. (2016) A new Miocene-Divergent lineage of old world racer snake from India. Plos One 11(3): e0148380.

Mirza, Z.A., Gowande, G.G., Patil, R. Ambekar, M. & Patel, H. (2018). First appearance deceives many: disentangling the Hemidactylus triedrus species complex using an integrated approach. PeerJ, 6:e5341.

Mirza, Z.A. (2018) A new cryptic species of ground-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Southern India. Phyllomedusa 17(2):169–180.

Mirza, Z.A. Bhosale, H, Phansalkar, P., Sawant, M., Gowande, G. and Patel, H. (2020) A new species of green pit viper of the genus Trimeresurus Lacépède, 1804 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Viperidae) from western Arunachal Pradesh. Zoological Systematics and Evolution, 96(1): 123-138.

Pal, S., Mirza, Z.A., Dsouza, P. and Shanker, K., 2021. Diversifying on the Ark: multiple new endemic lineages of dwarf geckos from the Western Ghats provide insights into the systematics and biogeography of South Asian Cnemaspis (Reptilia: Squamata). Zoological research42(6):.675-691. 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2021.074.

Mirza ZA, Bhardwaj VK, Patel H (2021) A new species of snake of the genus Oligodon Boie in Fitzinger, 1826 (Reptilia, Serpentes) from the Western Himalayas. Evolutionary Systematics 5(2): 335-345.

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Indian Scorpions eGuide

Scorpions are an integral part of most landscapes being largely represented in dry habitats to wet rain forests but being notably absent from the poles. These are some of the most well-studied arachnids largely due to their medical importance and perhaps their role as biological pest controllers. India is home to over 130 species in twenty-five genera under six families and the number of species increases each year with more exploration across the country. In an attempt to popularize scorpions between naturalists and researchers, we here present a pictorial app on common Indian scorpions. The app presents details of thirty-eight species under fifteen genera from across India. It is hoped that this app is useful not only to naturalists but also in near future also to people seeking help in the identification of scorpions for venom research in the country. The high-quality colour images will certainly be of help to interested people to identify scorpions. The app will be updated with more species in the near future to make it more useful along with interactive keys.

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