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Calodactylodes aureus (BEDDOME, 1870)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Indian golden gecko 
SynonymCalodactylus aureus BEDDOME 1870: 31
Calodactylus aureus — BOULENGER 1885: 108
Calodactylodes aureus — STRAND 1928
Calodactylodes aureus — WERMUTH 1965: 10
Calodactylodes aureus — RÖSLER 2000: 61
Calodactylodes aureus — BAUER 2013 (plates)
Calodactylodes aureus — RÖSLER 2018: 55
Calodactylodes aureas — KARTHIK et al. 2018 (in error) 
DistributionIndia (Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Karnataka)

Type locality: Tripatty Hills in North Areot = Tiruppatur Hills = Tirupati Hills, Eastern Ghats (fide M.A. Smith 1935).  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.25.30-31, ZMB 17555 
CommentType species: Calodactylus aureus is the type species of the genus Calodactylus BEDDOME 1870. However, Calodactylus is preoccupied by Calodactylus BLANCHARD 1850 (Insecta: Coleoptera). Calodactylodes STRAND 1928 is a replacement name for Calodactylus. 
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