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Hemidactylus gleadowi MURRAY, 1884

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGleadow’s House Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus gleadowi MURRAY 1884: 260
Hemidactylus gleadovii — BOULENGER 1885: 129
Hemidactylus gleadovii — STUART 1908: 688
Hemidactylus gleadowi — MAHONY 2011 
DistributionPakistan

Type locality: “Rantah forests in Sind, (Jerruck Division)”, Pakistan, (25°3’0”N, 68°15’0”E).  
Reproduction 
TypesNeotype: BMNH (18)84.7.25.8, designated by MAHONY 2011. 
CommentSynonymy: has been considered as a synonym of H. brooki, but revalidated by MAHONY 2011. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2011. Taxonomic revision of Hemidactylus brookii Gray: a re-examination of the type series and some Asian synonyms, and a discussion of the obscure species Hemidactylus subtriedrus Jerdon (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 3042: 37–67 - get paper here
  • Murray, J. A. 1884. Additions to the reptilian fauna of Sind. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 14: 106—111. - get paper here
  • Stuart, G.A.D. 1908. Abnormal tail in a Lizard (Hemidactylus gleadovii). J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 18: 688-689 - get paper here
 
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