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A new species of large-bodied, tuberculate Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India

Giri, Varad B and Bauer, Aaron M and Mohapatra, Pratyush P and Srinivasulu, Chelmala and Agarwal, Ishan (2017) A new species of large-bodied, tuberculate Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India. In: ZOOTAXA, 4347 (2). pp. 331-345.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4347.2.8

Abstract

A distinct new gecko of the genus Hemidactylus is described from Andhra Pradesh, India. This large-sized (snout to vent length up to at least 105 mm), scansorial Hemidactylus is characterized by dorsal scalation of small granules intermixed with large, pointed, trihedral tubercles that form 16-17 fairly regularly arranged longitudinal rows at midbody; 9-11 subdigital lamellae below the first and 11-13 below the fourth digit; 6-8 strongly pointed and keeled enlarged tubercles on the original tail; 20-23 femoral pores separated by 4 poreless scales in males; 11-13 supralabials and 9-11 infralabials. This is the third vertebrate endemic to the Mahendragiri Range, highlighting the significance of this topographically complex region.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 09:48
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 09:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58390

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