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Hemidactylus leschenaultii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1836

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names(Indian) Bark Gecko, Leschenault's Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus leschenaultii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 364
Hemidactylus bellii GRAY 1845: 155
Hemidactylus pustulosus LICHTENSTEIN & VON MARTENS 1856: 5
Hemidactylus kelaartii THEOBALD 1868: 29
Hemidactylus marmoratus BLANFORD 1870: 363
Hemidactylus leschenaultii — BOULENGER 1885: 136
Hemidactylus leschenaultii — SMITH 1935: 97
Hemidactylus leschenaultii — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus leschenaultii — RÖSLER 1995: 123
Hemidactylus leschenaulti — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionS India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman

Type locality: Ceylon Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: MNHN 
CommentSynonymy partly after WERMUTH 1965.

Original description in Amarasinghe et al. 2009. 
EtymologyNamed after Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Claude-Théodore Leschenault (1773-1826). 
References
  • Amarasinghe, A. A. T., A. M. Bauer, I. Ineich, J. Rudge, M. M. Bahir & D. E. Gabadage 2009. The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan gekkonid lizards (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taprobanica 1 (2): 83-106 - 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
  • Batuwita, Sudesh; & Rohan Pethiyagoda 2012. Rediscovery of the Sri Lankan ‘house gecko’ Hemidactylus pieresii Kelaart (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) with a redescription of Hemidactylus depressus Gray. Zootaxa 3359: 17–30 - 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
  • Bhupathy, Subramanian & N. Sathishkumar 2013. Status of reptiles in Meghamalai and its environs, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (15): 4953-4961 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Carranza, S., Arnold, E. Nicholas 2012. A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa 3378: 1–95 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 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
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan; D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (02): 69-76
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Anmerkungen zur Morphologie, Verbreitung und den Habitatpräferenzen einiger pakistanischer Geckos. Sauria 25 (3): 35-47 [erratum in 25 (4): 27] - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2005. Hemidactylus geckos of Pakistan. Reptilia (GB) (43): 71-78 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2013. An Addition to Geckos of the Genus Hemidactylus Oken 1817 in Pakistan, with Notes on Morphology, Ecology and Distribution of Species. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 48(10):130-134
  • Lichtenstein, H., and E. von Martens. 1856. Nomenclator reptilium et amphibiorum Musei Zoologici Berolinensis. Namenverzeichniss der in der zoologischen Sammlung der Königlichen Universität zu Berlin aufgestellten Arten von Reptilien und Amphibien nach ihren Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen. Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Pandharikar S. D.; Joshi P. S. & V. T. Tantarpale 2015. DIVERSITY OF SAURIAN FAUNA FROM JALGAON (JAMOD) TERRITORY, BULDHANA DISTRICT (M.S.), INDIA. Reviews Of Progress 3 (25): 1-4 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Scheuerer, Hans 1985. Hemidactylus leschenaultii (Dumeril & Bibron, 1836) ein g Gecko aus Sri Lanka. Sauria 7 (3): 29-30 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Somaweera, Ruchira 2005. A Bark Gecko (Hemidactylus leschenaultii) Preying on a Wolf Snake (Lycodon striatus sinhaleyus). Gekko 4 (2): 8-10
  • Stein, V. 1988. Hemidactylus leschenaultii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1836. Sauria 10 (3) Suppl.: 119–120 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • Theobald, William 1868. Catalogue of the reptiles of British Birna [sic], embracing the provinces of Pegu, Martaban, and Tenasserim; with descriptions of new or little-known species. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 10: 4-67. - get paper here
  • Upadhye, Madhav V.; Vinayak V. Puranik, Prasad Dabholkar & Ujwala Jadhav 2012. Herpetofauna of the Vidyanagari campus of the University of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Reptile Rap (14): 15-20 - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-120
  • 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
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Priliminary Survey on Reptiles of Jassore Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat State, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (3): 210-214 - get paper here
  • Wickramasinghe, Mendis and Ruchira Somaweera. 2008. Changes in the distribution ranges of the Sri Lankan Hemidactylus species. Gekko 5 (2): 44-60
  • Ziesmann, S.; Janzen, P. & Klaas, P. 2007. Die Vielfalt der Geckos [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 38-44 - get paper here
  • Zwanzig, Bernd-Michael & Wolfgang Grossmann 2013. Halbfingergeckos: Hemidactylus. Die verkannte Gattung. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (2): 14-27
 
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