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Hemidactylus triedrus (DAUDIN, 1802)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDakota's Leaf-toed Gecko, Blotched house gecko, Termite Hill Gecko 
SynonymGecko triedrus DAUDIN 1802: 155
Hemidactylus subtriedrus JERDON 1854 (fide MAHONY 2011)
Hemidactylus triedrus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 356
Hemidactylus triedrus — BOULENGER 1885: 133
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — BOULENGER 1885: 134
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — SMITH 1935: 89
Hemidactylus triedrus — SMITH 1935: 88
Hemidactylus triedrus — WERMUTH 1965: 86
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — WERMUTH 1965: 85
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus triedrus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus triedrus — RÖSLER 1995: 124
Hemidactylus subtriedrus — RÖSLER 2000: 88
Hemidactylus triedruso — BAUER et al. 2010 (in error) 
DistributionSri Lanka, Pakistan (Karachi eastward), India (Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Sivagiris, Nilgiris, Kerala, Gujarat)

Type locality: unknown (fide WERMUTH 1965)

subtriedrus: India (Madras, Andhra Pradesh); Type locality: Nellore District, India. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2297 
CommentSubspecies: Hemidactylus triedrus lankae DERANIYAGALA 1953 has been elevated to species level.

Original description in Amarasinghe et al. 2009. 
References
  • Allen, Richard 1996. Termite gecko (Daudin 1802) Hemidactylus triedrus triedrus. Reptilian 4 (5): 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daudin 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles, Vol. 4. F. Dufart, Paris.
  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1953. A coloured atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon. Vol. 2. Tetrapod Reptilia. Govt. Press, Colombo, 101 pp.
  • 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
  • Jerdon,T.C. 1854. Catalogue of the Reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Part 1. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxii [1853]: 462-479 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kumar, Sharma Krishan; Sharma Vivek and Sharma Neha. 2011. New locality records and distribution extension of<br />Hemidactylus triedrus Daudin, 1802 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) at the North-East parts of Aravalli ranges, Rajasthan, India. Herpetology Notes 4: 23-24. - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2009. A New Species of Gecko of the Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Andhra Pradesh, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (1): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Maqsood Javed, S.M.; S. Saravanan, Farida Tampal & C. Srinivasulu 2009. Occurrence and comparison of Jerdon’s Gecko Hemidactylus subtriedrus Jerdon 1853 with Termite Hill Gecko Hemidactylus triedrus (Daudin 1802) from Ananthagiri Hills, northern Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1 (7): 366-369 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
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  • 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
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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  • 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.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • 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, R. & K. UPADHAYAY 2011. Bemerkungen zu Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) als Beute von Fledermäusen (Chiroptera Microchiroptera: Magadermatidae). Sauria 33 (4): 71-74 - get paper here
  • Vyas, Raju 2011. Reptilian diversity in and around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Reptile Rap (11): 5-15 - get paper here
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  • Zwanzig, Bernd-Michael & Wolfgang Grossmann 2013. Halbfingergeckos: Hemidactylus. Die verkannte Gattung. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (2): 14-27
 
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