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Cyrtodactylus bhupathyi AGARWAL, MAHONY, GIRI, CHAITANYA & BAUER, 2018

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBhupathy’s bent-toed gecko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus bhupathyi AGARWAL, MAHONY, GIRI, CHAITANYA & BAUER 2018
Cyrtodactylus gubernatoris — AGARWAL et al. 2014 
DistributionIndia (West Bengal)

Type locality: near Bagdogra (26.88004°N 88.47187°E; ca. 200 m elevation), Darjeeling District, West Bengal state, India  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BNHS 2255, adult female, collected by A. Datta-Roy and I. Agarwal, 28 October 2010. Paratype: BNHS 2256, adult female, same data as holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym honouring the late Subramaniam Bhupathy for his contributions to Indian herpetology. Dr. Bhupathy also led herpetological research projects on elevational patterns in reptile diversity in Sikkim (Chettri et al. 2010). Dr. Bhupathy passed away in 2014 in an accident while conducting fieldwork in the southern Western Ghats, India. 
References
  • Agarwal, Ishan; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, K. Praveen Karanth 2014. Insights into Himalayan biogeography from geckos: A molecular phylogeny of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; STEPHEN MAHONY, VARAD B. GIRI, R. CHAITANYA, AARON M. BAUER 2018. Two new species of bent toed geckos, Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Northeast India with comments on name-bearing types from the region. Zootaxa 4420 (3): 334-356 - get paper here
 
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