Hemidactylus pieresii KELAART, 1852
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus pieresii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus pieresii KELAART 1852: 159|
Hemidactylus Pieresii — KELAART 1854: 138
Hemidactylus pieresii — BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2012
Type locality: Kandy (Sri Lanka)
|Types||Neotype: NMSL WHT 7573 (Gannoruwa proposed forest reserve, Peradeniya, 07°17’N, 80°53’E, 700 m elevation)|
|Comment||Synonymy: Hemidactylus pieresii was synonymized with H. depressus by SMITH 1935 but removed from the synonymy by BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2012.|
|Etymology||The specific name is apparently a patronym for the “friend, to whom we are indebted for several Zoological specimens, and to whom was awarded one of the prizes of the Royal Industrial Exhibition, for speci- mens of natural productions of Ceylon” (Kelaart, 1853: 159), a Mr Pieres, Latinized in the genitive singular. The specific name was incorrectly spelled ‘piersii’ by Smith (1935: 91), Deraniyagala (1953: 48) and Pethiyagoda & Manamendra-Arachchi (1997: 232). Although not in use in Sri Lanka today, the surname spelling ‘Pieres’ was in use in Sri Lanka in Kelaart’s time (Attendorf, 1959).|
As link to this species use URL address:
without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.