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Hemidactylus chipkali MIRZA & RAJU, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Central Indian Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus chipkali MIRZA & RAJU 2017 
DistributionIndia (Madhya Pradesh)

Type locality: from a cliff along the road leading to Pachmarhi town, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh (22.485050°, 78.449340°, 1,092 m).  
TypesHolotype: NCBS AT107, adult male, collected on 09 May 2014 by Rajesh Sanap, David Raju, and Zeeshan Mirza.
Paratypes (four specimens): NCBS AT109 and BNHS 2426, adult males; NCBS AT108 and BNHS 2427, adult females, same data as holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “chipkali” is the Hindi word for gecko. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Mirza ZA, Raju D. 2017. A new rupicolous species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 from the Satpura Hills, Central India. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(1) [General Section]: 51–71 (e137) - get paper here
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