Hemidactylus chipkali MIRZA & RAJU, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus chipkali?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Central Indian Leaf-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus chipkali MIRZA & RAJU 2017|
|Distribution||India (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).
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet “chipkali” is the Hindi word for gecko.|