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

Stephen Mahony


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.


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

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2009-16-1-27-34


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