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Calodactylodes illingworthorum DERANIYAGALA, 1953

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Illingworth's Gecko, Sri Lankan Golden Gecko, Great Rock gecko
Sinhala: Maha gal huna 
SynonymCalodactylodes illingworthi DERANIYAGALA 1953: 49
Calodactylodes illingworthi — WERMUTH 1965: 11
Calodactylodes illingworthorum — BAUER & DAS 2000
Calodactylodes illingworthi — RÖSLER 2000: 61
Calodactylodes illingworthorum — MICHELS & BAUER 2004 
DistributionSri Lanka (Nuvara Gala Rock)

Type locality: Nuvara Gala Rock (elevation: 1200 feet) near Maha Oya, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMSL = CNM 
CommentOriginal description in Amarasinghe et al. 2009. 
EtymologyNamed after Margaret and Percy Illingworth. As the name honours two people named Illingworth, the specific epithet is incorrect and must be emended to illingworthorum according to BAUER & DAS (2000). 
References
  • Amarasinghe, A. A. T., A. M. Bauer, I. Ineich, J. Rudge, M. M. Bahir & D. E. Gabadage 2009. The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan gekkonid lizards (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taprobanica 1 (2): 83-106 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. & I. Das 2000. A review of the gekkonid genus Calodactylodes (Reptilia: Squamata) from India and Sri Lanka. J.South Asian Nat. Hist., Colombo, 5 (1): 25-35
  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1953. A new Calodactylodes gecko from Ceylon. J. Roy. Asiatic Soc. (Ceylon) 3: 27-28
  • Kandamby, DharmaSri 1997. Herpetological types reposed in the National Museum Colombo, Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus 3 (1): 31-33
  • Karunarathna, D. M. S. S. & A. A. T. Amarasinghe 2011. NATURAL HISTORY AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF CALODACTYLODES ILLINGWORTHORUM DERANIYAGALA, 1953 (SAURIA: GEKKONIDAE) IN SOUTH-EASTERN SRI LANKA. Herpetotropicos 6 (1-2): 05-10 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, D. M. S. S. and A. A. T. Amarasinghe 2008. Current Distribution pattern, Ecology and Conservation of Calodactylodes illingworthorum Deraniyagala, 1953 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Gekkoninae) from Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the International symposium of Forestry and Environment, University of Sri Jayawardanapura: 64. - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
  • Michels, J.P. & A.M. Bauer 2004. Some corrections to the scientific names of amphibians and reptiles. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 52: 83–94 [2005] - get paper here
  • Rathnayake, Nimal D. 2005. The Great Rock Gecko (Calodactylodes iIIingworthorum) of Sri Lanka. Gekko 4 (2): 42-44
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Silva, Anslem de; Aaron M. Bauer, B.J.K. Perera, R.L. Jayaratne, M. Goonasekera, S. Goonawardena, Z. Hawke, V. Vanneck and A. Drion 2005. Some Aspects of the Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Geckos by Students near the Nilgala Forest, Sri Lanka. Gekko 4 (2): 32-36
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Wickramasinghe, Mendis & Ruchira Somaweera 2002. Distribution and Current Status of the Endemic Geckos of Sri Lanka. Gekko 3 (1): 2-13
  • Ziesmann, S.; Janzen, P. & Klaas, P. 2007. Die Vielfalt der Geckos [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 38-44 - get paper here
 
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