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Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India

Agarwal, Ishan and Mahony, Stephen and Giri, Varad B and Chaitanya, R and Bauer, Aaron M (2018) Six new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northeast India. In: ZOOTAXA, 4524 (5). pp. 501-535.


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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4524.5.1


We use mitochondrial sequence data to identify divergent lineages within the gekkonid genus Cyrtodactylus in northeast India and use morphological data to describe six new species from within the Indo-Burma Glade of Cyrtodactylus. The new species share an irregular colour pattern but differ from described species from the region in morphology and mitochondrial sequence data (>11 % uncorrected pairwise sequence divergence). Three new species are from along the Brahmaputra River and three are from mountains south of the Brahmaputra, including the largest Cyrtodactylus from India and the fifth gecko to be described from a major Indian city, Guwahati.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ZOOTAXA
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to MAGNOLIA PRESS
Keywords: Cyrtodactylus khasiensis;endemic species;morphology;Myanmar;ND2;taxonomy
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 17:49
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61221

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