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Hemidactylus aquilonius ZUG & MCMAHAN, 2007

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus aquilonius MCMAHAN & ZUG 2007 
DistributionMyanmar (Kachin, Chatthin, Alaungdaw Kathapa), China (Yunnan), India (Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakand, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura), Laos (Rösler & Scheidt 2013)

Type locality: Myanmar, Kachin state, He Pu village (25° 06’ 14’’ N, 96° 21’ 55’’ E), Mohnyin township. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 233019 
CommentSynonymy: This species has been previously considered as H. bowringii and likely was listed as such in the older literature. 
Etymologyafter Latin “aquilonius” for “northern”, referring to the location of the type locality in N Myanmar. 
References
  • 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
  • Das, Madhurima, Parimal C. Bhattacharjee and Jayaditya Purkayastha. 2015. Addition of Hemidactylus aquilonius (McMahan & Zug, 2007) to the state fauna for four states of Northeast India. Hamadryad 37 (1-2): 124-127
  • Das, Madhurima; Rajeev K. Brahma and Jayaditya Purkayastha, 2011. More in our mind than in their mouth? A preliminary inspection inside the oral cavity of two house Geckos: Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836 and Hemidactylus aquilonius McMahan & Zug, 2007. Herpetology Notes 4: 303-306 - get paper here
  • McMahan, C.D. & Zug, G.R. 2007. Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae): geographic variation in the morphology of Hemidactylus bowringii in Myanmar and Yunnan, China. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 58 (23-30): 485-509
  • Purkayastha, Jayaditya; Madhurima Das, Aaron M. Bauer, Saibal Sengupta and Sushil K Dutta 2010. Notes on the Hemidactylus Bowringii complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in India, and a change to the national herpetofaunal list. Hamadryad 35 (1): 20 – 27
  • Rösler, Herbert & UlricH scheidt 2013. Die herpetologische Sammlung des Naturkundemuseums Erfurt. 1. Teil: Verzeichnis der Geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkota). Vernate 32: 235-256
 
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