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A new rock dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Chhattisgarh, India

Murthy, BHCK and Bauer, Aaron and Lajmi, Aparna and Agarwal, Ishan and Giri, Varad B (2015) A new rock dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Chhattisgarh, India. In: ZOOTAXA, 4021 (2). pp. 334-350.

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Abstract

A distinct new species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus is described from the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh State, east-central India. This large-sized (SVL average 81.33 +/- 13.40 to at least 98.0 mm) Hemidactylus is characterized by a dorsum with small granules, intermixed with 10-12 rows of irregularly arranged, slightly larger, rounded, weakly-keeled tubercles at midbody; 10-12 and 13-15 subdigital lamellae on the first and fourth digits, respectively, of both manus and pes; a single enlarged postcloacal tubercle on either side of the tail; 10-12 femoral pores on each thigh separated by 5-8 poreless scales; 12-14 supralabials and 10-12 infralabials.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Hemidactylus yajurvedi sp nov.; H. aaronbaueri; cryptic species; Chhattisgarh; India
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 07:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 07:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52596

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