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Hemidactylus kangerensis MIRZA, BHOSALE & PATIL, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus kangerensis MIRZA, BHOSALE & PATIL 2017
Hemidactylus maculatus — SANYAL & DASGUPTA 1990: 18
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — SANYAL & DASGUPTA 1990: 18– 19
Hemidactylus maculatus — INGLE 2003:2
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — JAVED et al., 2009: 368 (in part)
Hemidactylus cf. maculatus — MAHONY 2009: 60–61
Hemidactylus cf. maculatus — JAVED et al., 2011: 10 (in part)
Hemidactylus sp. — AGARWAL et al., 2011: 36
Hemidactylus sp. — MIRZA & SANAP 2014: 16 (in part) 
DistributionIndia (Chhattisgarh)

Type locality: forest rest house near Kailash caves, Kanger Valley National Park, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh, India (18.8411708, 81.9973108, 464 m  
TypesHolotype: BNHS 2484, adult male, Collected on 2 December 2016 by Harshal Bhosale and Zeeshan Mirza.
Paratypes (five specimens): Two males (BNHS 2485, BNHS 2486); three females (BNHS 2487, BNHS 2488, BNHS 2489) collected from Kanger Valley National Park, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh (18.8411708, 81.9973108, 464 m). Collected on 2 December 2016 by Harshal Bhosale and Zeeshan Mirza. 
EtymologyThe species is named after Kanger Valley National Park, where the type locality is located. 
  • 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
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