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Hemidactylus hemchandrai DANDGE & TIPLE, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus hemchandrai DANDGE & TIPLE 2015 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra)

Type locality: India, Maharashtra, Bhandara: unprotected peripheral region of the Navega- on Bandh National Park (Fig. 1); 20°54’55.5’’ N 80°06’14.6’’ E  
TypesHolotype: ZSI V-6218 (male); date of collection 15GVG2014. Leg. Mr. Parag H. Dandge.  Deposited in National Zoological Collection of Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur 482002, India (note that Dandge & Tiple 2015 erroneously said that specimen was still under study; P. Dandge, pers. comm., 3 Feb 2016).
Paratype (1 male, 1 female) ZSI V-6219. Para- type collected from the same locality. Leg. Mr. Parag H. Dandge. Deposited in National Zoological Collection of Zoological Survey of India, Central Zone Regional Centre, Jabalpur-482 002, India 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name hemchandrai is derived from the first author’s (PHD) late father’s name. 
  • Dandge, Parag Hemchandra; Ashish Diliprao Tiple 2015. A New Species of Rupicolus Gecko of the Genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, Central India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 22 (3): 233-240
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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