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Hemidactylus easai DAS, PAL, SIDDARTH, PALOT, DEEPAK & NARAYANAN, 2022

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Easa’s rock gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus easai DAS, PAL, SIDDARTH, PALOT, DEEPAK & NARAYANAN 2022 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type locality: Attapadi, Palakkad district, Kerala, India (11.146397°N, 76.65939°E, 530m asl)  
TypesHolotype. ZSI/WGRC/IR.V/3471 (Figs 2–5A, 6A, 7A) adult male, collected by Muhamed Jafer Palot and Sandeep Das on 12 June 2020.
Paratypes (n=3). ZSI/WGRC/IR.V/3472 (adult male), BNHS 3103 & BNHS 3104 (adult females), collections details same as the holotype (Figs 5B–C, 6 & 7B). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr P. S. Easa, former director of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala for his contributions owards wildlife research, conservation and management, primarily in the Western Ghats over the last four decades and for mentoring SD. 
  • Das S, Pal S, Siddharth S, Palot MJ, Deepak V, Narayanan S 2022. A new species of large-bodied Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Vertebrate Zoology 72 81–94 - get paper here
  • Narayanan S, Christopher P, Raman K, Mukherjee N, Prabhu P, Lenin M, Vimalraj S, Deepak V 2023. A new species of rock-dwell- ing Hemidactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the southern Eastern Ghats, India. Vertebrate Zoology 73: 499–512
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