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Eublepharis hardwickii GRAY, 1827

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: East Indian Leopard Gecko
G: Ostinidscher Fettschwanzgecko 
SynonymEublepharis hardwickii GRAY 1827
Gymnodactylus lunatus BLYTH 1847 (nom. nud. fide SMITH 1935)
Eublepharis hardwickii — BOULENGER 1885: 231
Eublepharis hardwickii — SMITH 1935
Eublepharis hardwickii — WERMUTH 1965: 28
Eublepharis hardwickii — KLUGE 1993
Eublepharis hardwickii — RÖSLER 2000: 78
Eublepharis hardwickii — SEUFER et al. 2005 
DistributionE-India (Anaimalay Hills, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh), Bangladesh

Type locality: Chittagong, Penang.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.26.67 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): Digits short, cylindrical, with transverse lamellae beneath, clawed, the claw partly concealed beneath two or four lateral scales and an upper scale; eyelids well developed and movable; pupil vertical; males with preanal pores; dorsum with small juxtaposed scales and larger tubercles; tail shorter than head and body [from LEVITON et al. 1992]. 
CommentType species: Eublepharis hardwickii GRAY 1827 is the type species of the genus Eublepharis GRAY 1827. 
EtymologyNamed after Major-General Thomas Hardwicke (1756-1835) who served in the Bengal army of the Honourable East India Company. He was an amateur naturalist and collector who worked with Gray. 
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  • Gray, J. E. 1827. A Synopsis of the Genera of Saurian Reptiles in which some new Genera are indicated, and the others reviewed by actual Examination. Philos. Mag., London, 2 (2): 54-58. - get paper here
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  • Mirza, Zeeshan A.; Rajesh V. Sanap, David Raju, Atish Gawai, and Prathamesh Ghadekar 2014. A new species of lizard of the genus Eublepharis (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from India. Phyllomedusa 13 (2): 75-90 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Seufer, H.; Y. Kaverkin & A. Kirschner (eds.) 2005. Die Lidgeckos. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, 238 pp.
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