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Hemidactylus gracilis BLANFORD, 1870

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGraceful Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus gracilis BLANFORD 1870: 362
Hemidactylus gracilis — BOULENGER 1885: 119
Hemidactylus platyceps ANNANDALE 1912: 56 (fide SMITH 1935)
Hemidactylus gracilis — SMITH 1935: 94
Hemidactylus gracilis — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus gracilis — RÖSLER 2000: 86 
DistributionIndia (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra)

Type locality: southeastern Berar and Reipur, Central Provinces.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype ZSI 5190 (male) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
References
  • Annandale, NELSON 1912. Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912. Records of the Indian Museum 8 (1): 7-59 [Reptilia, pages 37-59] (supplement in same journal, 8 (4): 357-358, 1914). - get paper here
  • Bansal, Rohini; K. Praveen Karanth 2010. Molecular phylogeny of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the Indian subcontinent reveals a unique Indian radiation and an Indian origin of Asian house geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 459-465 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Varad Giri, Sameer Kehimkar and Ishan Agarwal 2005. Notes on Hemidactylus gracilis Blanford 1870, a Poorly Known Indian Gecko. Gekko 4 (2): 2-7
  • Blanford,W.T. 1870. Notes on some Reptilia and Amphibia from Central India. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 335-376 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Giri, Varad B.; Bauer, Aaron M. 2008. A new ground-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, with a key to the Hemidactylus of India. Zootaxa 1700: 21-34 - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2009. A New Species of Gecko of the Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Andhra Pradesh, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (1): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A. & Rajesh Sanap 2010. New locality record of Hemidactylus gracilis Blanford, 1870 (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Nashik District, Maharashtra. Reptile Rap (10): 2-3 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2007. Herptofauna of Puma Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (8): 10-15 - get paper here
 
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