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Cyrtodactylus speciosus (BEDDOME, 1870)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesForest Spotted gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus speciosus BEDDOME 1870: 172
Gymnodactylus nebulosus — BOULENGER 1885 (in part)
Gymnodactylus collegalensis — SMITH 1935 (in part)
Geckoella cf. speciosus — AGARWAL & KARANTH 2015
Cyrtodactylus speciosus — GANESH & ARUMUGAM 2016: 13 
DistributionIndia (NW Tamil Nadu)

Type locality: “tope near Erode [Tamil Nadu]” (Erode, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India)  
TypesHolotype. BMNH 1946.9.4.88 
CommentSimilar species: Cyrtodactylus collegalensis with which it has been often confused. 
  • Agarwal, Ishan; K. Praveen Karanth 2014. A phylogeny of the only ground-dwelling radiation of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae): diversification of Geckoella across peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 82: 193-199 - get paper here
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN; ZEESHAN A. MIRZA, SAUNAK PAL, SIMON T. MADDOCK, ANURAG MISHRA, AARON M. BAUER 2016. A new species of the Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) collegalensis (Beddome, 1870) complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Western India. Zootaxa 4170 (2): 339–354 - get paper here
  • Beddome, R. H. 1870. Descriptions of new reptiles from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci., 2: 169-176 [Reprint.: J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Sci., London, 1 (10): 327-334, 1940]
  • Ganesh, S. R.; M. Arumugam 2016. Species Richness of Montane Herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, India: A Historical Resume and a Descriptive Checklist Russ. J. Herpetol. 23 (1): 7-24
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
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