Hemidactylus kushmorensis MURRAY, 1884
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Kushmore House Gecko|
G: Kushmore-Halbfingergecko, Kushmore-Hausgecko
|Synonym||Hemidactylus kushmorensis MURRAY 1884: 109|
Hemidactylus kushmorensis — BOULENGER 1885: 135
Hemidactylus kushmorensis — MAHONY 2011
|Distribution||E Pakistan (Sindh)|
Type locality: “Bhaner, Upper Sind frontier”, [27°54’0”N, 69°5’0”E]. Neotype locality: Sukkur District, Sindh Province, eastern Pakistan).
|Types||Neotype: BMNH 18220.127.116.11, adult male, designated by Mahony 2011.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Hemidactylus kushmorensis can be distinguished from all currently described South and Southeast Asian members of Hemidactylus based on the following combination of characters: small adult size 45.4–51.4 mm; TrL/SVL 42.7–46.8%; HL/SVL 26.3–28.2%; primary postmental shields considerably narrower than first infrala- bials, secondary pair broadly in contact with first infralabials; ear opening circular; tubercles of the parietal region are considerably smaller than largest canthal scales; 19–20 regular longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles, largest tubercles 5–7 times size of surrounding granules; two series of 10–11 precloacal-femoral pores separated from each other by a medial diastema of 2–3 non-pore-bearing scales, size subequal to pore-bearing scales, scale row border- ing anteriorly the precloacal-femoral pore series primarily smaller than pore-bearing scales and of subequal size to second anteriorly contacting scale row; 5–6 lamellae under digit I and 10 under digit IV of pes, subdigital lamellae mostly divided on digit IV of manus and pes, enlarged lamellae series under digit IV of pes extend to the base of the digit; tail oval in cross-section without lateral denticulation, TailD/TailW 51.9–65.4%, tubercles on proximal tail portion form elongate recurved conical spines, subcaudals completely transverse the tail width on the distal third of original tails (Fig. 2E); single medium sized domed cloacal spur [from MAHONY 2011].|
|Comment||Synonymy: has been considered as a synonym of H. brooki, but revalidated by MAHONY 2011.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a toponym derived from the administrative division Kushmore in Sindh, Pakistan from where the original type specimens were collected.|
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