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Gekko verreauxi TYTLER, 1865

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesAndaman giant gecko 
SynonymGekko verreauxi TYTLER 1865: 546
Gekko verreauxi — KLUGE 1993
Gekko verreauxi — RÖSLER 2000: 82 
DistributionIndia: Andaman Islands

Type locality: Andaman Islands.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH (designated by Ota et al. 1991). 
CommentHas been synonymized previously with Gekko smithii GRAY 1842 (by SMITH 1935 and others). 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Ota,H.; Hikida,T. & Matsui,M. 1991. Re-evaluation of the status of Gekko verreauxi Tytler 1864, from the Andaman Islands, India. Journal of Herpetology 25 (2): 147-151 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. 2001. Studien am Tokeh: 1. Gekko gecko azhari MERTENS 1955 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 33-46
  • 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.
  • Tytler, R. C. 1865. Observations on a few species of geckos alive in the possession of the author. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 33 [1864]:535—548. - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Vesely,M. 1999. A note on the morphology and natural history of Gekko verreauxi TYTLER 1864. Senckenbergiana biologica 79 (1): 95-99
  • Vogel, Gernot 2014. Die Andamanen – Ein wenig bekanntes Tierparadies. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (6): 44-55 - get paper here
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