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Hemidactylus yajurvedi MURTHY, BAUER, LAJMI, AGARWAL & GIRI, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesKanker Rock Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus Hemidactylus yajurvedi MURTHY, BAUER, LAJMI, AGARWAL & GIRI 2015 
DistributionIndia (S Chhattisgarh)

Type locality: near Saranpal village, 5 km. East of Kanker city, District Kanker, Chhattisgarh, India (20.17572° N, 81.31343° E, 416 m elevation)  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 25924, (Zoological Survey of India), adult female; collected on 29 May 2011. Collected by B.H.Channakeshava Murthy, Avrajjal Ghosh and Vishwajeet Deshbhratar.
Paratypes. ZSI 25923, ZSI 25926 adult females, ZSI 25925 adult male; NCBS-AQ040, NCBS-AQ041, NCBS-AQ042 adult females, NCBS-AQ043 adult male; BNHS 2308 adult female. Collection data same as holotype. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym, applied in the genitive singular case, honoring Dr. Hanumnth Narasimhachar Yajurvedi, Professor, Department of Studies and Research in Zoology, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore for his contribution in the field of reproductive biology of reptiles and mammals. 
  • MURTHY, B.H.C.K.; AARON BAUER, APARNA LAJMI, ISHAN AGARWAL & VARAD B. GIRI 2015. A new rock dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Chhattisgarh, India Zootaxa 4021 (2): 334–350
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