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Hemidactylus graniticolus AGARWAL, GIRI & BAUER, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus graniticolus AGARWAL, GIRI & BAUER 2011 
DistributionIndia (S Karnataka, N Tamil Nadu, S Andhra Pradesh)

Type locality: hills near Harohalli, Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka, India (12°40’57.97’’N, 77°29’21.30’’E, 913 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: BNHM 1850, adult female, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS); collected on 9 June 2008 by I. Agarwal, V. Mistry, N. Page and P. Chanchani.
Paratypes. BNHS, BMNH 
EtymologyThe species is named for the conspicuous granite rock formations upon which it lives. The specific epithet is a masculine adjective. 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN;VARAD B. GIRI & AARON M. BAUER 2011. A new cryptic rock-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from south India. Zootaxa 2765: 21–37 - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S. R.; M. Arumugam 2016. Species Richness of Montane Herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, India: A Historical Resume and a Descriptive Checklist Russ. J. Herpetol. 23 (1): 7-24
  • GIRI, VARAD B.; AARON M. BAUER, PRATYUSH P. MOHAPATRA, CHELMALA SRINIVASULU, ISHAN AGARWAL 2017. A new species of large-bodied, tuberculate Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India Zootaxa 4347 (2): 331-345 - get paper here
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A.; Harshal Bhosale, Rishikesh Patil 2017. A new large species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Eastern Ghats, India. Comptes Rendus Biologies - get paper here
  • Srikanthan, Achyuthan N.; Gandla Chethan Kumar, Aishwarya J. Urs & Sumaithangi Rajagopalan Ganesh 2018. Appearances are deceptive: molecular phylogeny recovers the Scaly Gecko Hemidactylus scabriceps (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) as a member of a scansorial and rupicolous clade. JoTT 10 (9): 12147–12162 - get paper here
  • Srinivasulu, Chelmala; Aditya Srinivasulu and Gandla Chethan Kumar. 2018. A New Cryptic Rock-dwelling Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Karnataka, India. Zootaxa. 4444(1); 25–42. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4444.1.2
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