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Hemidactylus aaronbaueri GIRI, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesAaron Bauer’s House Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus aaronbaueri GIRI 2008
Hemidactylus aaronbaueri — LIVIGNI 2013: 305 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra)

Type locality: On the rock cliffs near Ghatghar, Taluka Junnar, District Pune, Maharashtra, India (19°17’28 N, 73°40’36 E; 248 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: BNHS = BNHM 1739, adult male 
EtymologyEtymology - The species name is a patronym, applied in the genitive singular case, honouring Dr. Aaron M. Bauer of Villanova University for his major contribution towards work on systematics and morphology of the lizards, especially geckos. Aaron Bauer has described more new species than any other living herpetologist (Uetz 2010). 
  • Bansal, Rohini; K. Praveen Karanth 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the Indian subcontinent reveals a unique Indian radiation and an Indian origin of Asian house geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 459-465 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Todd R. Jackman, Eli Greenbaum, Varad B. Giri, Anslem de Silva 2010. South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 343-352 - get paper here
  • Giri, V.B. 2008. A new rock dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, India. Hamadryad 32: 25–33
  • GIRI, VARAD B.; AARON M. BAUER, PRATYUSH P. MOHAPATRA, CHELMALA SRINIVASULU, ISHAN AGARWAL 2017. A new species of large-bodied, tuberculate Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India Zootaxa 4347 (2): 331-345 - get paper here
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Uetz, P. 2010. The original descriptions of reptiles. Zootaxa 2334: 59–68 - 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
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