Notes on a Ground Gecko Geckoella cf. collegalensis Beddome, 1870 (Squamata, Sauria, Gekkonidae) from India

Zeeshan A. Mirza, Saunak Pal, Rajesh V. Sanap


Specimens of Geckoella cf. collegalensis observed at Goregaon (Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai, Maharashtra) from November 2007 to January 2009; provide new insights into the natural history and habitat of this poorly known gecko. Earlier regarded as a rare species restricted to low elevation area of south India, in fact appear to be widespread and terrestrial after a through review of museum specimens, published literature and our own observations.


Geckoella cf. collegalensis; Aarey Milk Colony; BNHS collection; distribution. natural history; habitat

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