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Hemidactylus sataraensis GIRI & BAUER, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSatara gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus sataraensis GIRI & BAUER 2008 
DistributionIndia (SC Western Ghats of Maharashtra)

Type locality: under a rock near Chalakewadi, Satara District, Maharashtra, India (17°34’40” N, 73°49’28” E)  
TypesHolotype: BNHM 1743, adult female, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (BNHS); 22 January, 2006. Collected by Varad Giri, Dilipkumar Dongare and Rajan More. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mirza, Zeeshan A., Harshal Bhosale and Rajesh Sanap. 2013. First description of male Hemidactylus sataraensis Giri & Bauer 2008 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) with notes on its natural history, distribution and conservation status. Hamadryad 36 (2): 177-180
  • 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
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