Hemidactylus gleadowi MURRAY, 1884
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus gleadowi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Gleadow’s House Gecko|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus gleadowi MURRAY 1884: 260|
Hemidactylus gleadovii — BOULENGER 1885: 129
Hemidactylus gleadovii — STUART 1908: 688
Hemidactylus gleadowi — MAHONY 2011
Hemidactylus cf. gleadowi — GANESH et al. 2018
|Distribution||Pakistan, S India (Bilgiri [Gundri] and Melagiri [Denkanikotta] hills fide Ganesh et al. 2018)|
Type locality: “Rantah forests in Sind, (Jerruck Division)”, Pakistan, (25°3’0”N, 68°15’0”E).
|Types||Neotype: BMNH 18188.8.131.52, designated by MAHONY 2011.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Hemidactylus gleadowi can be distinguished from all currently described South and Southeast Asian members of Hemidactylus based on the following combination of characters: adult SVL to 43.1 mm; TrL/ SVL 39.9–41.9%; HL/SVL 30–30.2%; ear opening oval; primary postmental shield width is subequal to that of the first infralabial, secondary pair broadly in contact with second infralabials; tubercles of the parietal region are of subequal size to largest canthal scales; 17–18 regular longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles, largest 12–14 times size of surrounding granules; two series of 12–13 precloacal-femoral pores separated medially by a diastema of one non-pore-bearing scale, size subequal to pore-bearing scales, scale row bordering anteriorly the precloacal-femoral pore series of subequal size to pore-bearing scales; 4–5 lamellae under digit I and seven under digit IV of pes, sub- digital lamellae mostly divided on digit IV of manus and pes, enlarged lamellae series under digit IV of pes absent on the basal 20% of digit length; tail oval in cross-section without lateral denticulation, TailD/TailW 71.7–84%, tubercles on proximal tail portion form short recurved conical spines, subcaudals completely transverse the tail width on the distal third of original tail; two very small, bluntly conical cloacal spurs [from MAHONY 2011].|
|Comment||Synonymy: has been considered as a synonym of H. brooki, but revalidated by MAHONY 2011.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronym after Mr. F. Gleadow, Deputy Conservator of Forests and collector of the original type specimens described by J. A. Murray.|