A New Species of Gecko of the Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Andhra Pradesh, India

Stephen Mahony

Abstract


A new species of Hemidactylus herein is described from a small population in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is compared with all Indian congeneric species from which it differs by the following combination of characters; SVL 59.1 – 70.2 mm, 15 – 16 transverse rows of tubercles at midbody, 6 transverse rows of tubercles on the first segment of the tail, 6 – 7 lamellae on digit I of pes, 9 lamellae on digit IV of pes, 14 precloacal-femoral pores in males, 11 – 12 superlabials, 10 infralabials and three enlarged postcloacal spurs, posterior most spur approximately three times the size of each of the anterior pair which are of equal size to each other.

Keywords


Hemidactylus treutleri; new species; Squamata; Reptilia; Andhra Pradesh; India

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