A Divergent Population of Hemidactylus maculatus maculatus Duméril et Bibron, 1836 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Northern Eastern Ghats, India

S. M. Maqsood Javed, Zeeshan A. Mirza, C. Srinivasulu, B. H. C. K. Murthy, Farida Tampal


Recent herpetological investigation in the northern Eastern Ghats revealed the occurrence of a divergent population of Hemidactylus maculatus maculatus Duméril et Bibron, 1836. The Hemidactylus cf. maculatus population differs from other populations of H. m. maculatus morphologically. The present communication, deals with the description of a Hemidactylus cf. maculatus based on specimens collected from Tyda, Ananthagiri Hills in northern Eastern Ghats, Vishakapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh after comparison with fresh material from type locality and existing museum material.


Hemidactylus maculatus maculatus; divergent population; Eastern Ghats; Andhra Pradesh; Chhattisgarh; H. subtriedrus

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2011-18-1-7–16


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