You are here » home advanced search search results Cyrtodactylus yakhuna

Cyrtodactylus yakhuna (DERANIYAGALA, 1945)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyrtodactylus yakhuna?

Add your own observation of
Cyrtodactylus yakhuna »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Northern Sri Lanka Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus yakhuna DERANIYAGALA 1945: 100
Gymnodactylus yakhuna — TAYLOR 1953: 1534
Gymnodactylus yakhuna — WERMUTH 1965: 68
Geckoella yakhuna — KLUGE 1993
Geckoella yakhuna — ZIESMANN et al. 2007
Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) yakhuna — WOOD et al. 2012 (by implication)
Geckoella yakhuna — RÖSLER 2017
Cyrtodactylus yakhuna — NARAYANAN et al. 2022 
DistributionN Sri Lanka (Kalivila)

Type locality: Kalivila, Northwestern Province, Ceylon.  
TypesHolotype: NMSL (Colombo Museum) 
CommentOriginal description in Amarasinghe et al. 2009.

Distribution: see map in Amarasinghe et al. 2022: 14 (Fig. 7) 
  • 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
  • Amarasinghe, A. A. Thasun; Suranjan Karunarathna, Patrick D. Campbell, A. K. Anusha Gayan, W. D. Bhanuka Ranasinghe, Anslem De Silva & Zeeshan A. Mirza 2022. The hidden diversity and inland radiation of Sri Lanka’s ground-dwelling geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 20:1, 1-25, - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • Deraniyagala, P. E. P. 1945. A new gymnodactylid gecko from Ceylon. Spolia Zeylanica, 24:99-102.
  • Grismer, Lee; Wood, Perry L., Jr.; Poyarkov, Nikolay A.; Le, Minh D.; Karunarathna, Suranjan; Chomdej, Siriwadee; Suwannapoom, Chatmongkon; Qi, Shuo; Liu, Shuo; Che, Jing; Quah, Evan S.H.; Kraus, Fred; Oliver, Paul M.; Riyanto, Awal; Pauwels, Olivier 2021. Karstic Landscapes Are Foci of Species Diversity in the World’s Third-Largest Vertebrate Genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Reptilia: Squamata; Gekkonidae). Diversity 13 (5): 183 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - get paper here
  • Narayanan, S., Das, S., Balan, A., Tom, R., Divakar, N., Kp, R., Hopeland, P. & Deepak, V. 2022. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the southern Western Ghats of India. Vertebrate Zoology, 72: 729-743 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • Wickramasinghe, Mendis & Ruchira Somaweera 2002. Distribution and Current Status of the Endemic Geckos of Sri Lanka. Gekko 3 (1): 2-13
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Matthew P. Heinicke, Todd R. Jackman, Aaron M. Bauer 2012. Phylogeny of bent-toed geckos (Cyrtodactylus) reveals a west to east pattern of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 992–1003 - get paper here
  • Ziesmann, S.; Janzen, P. & Klaas, P. 2007. Die Vielfalt der Geckos [Sri Lankas]. Draco 7 (30): 38-44 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator