Hemidactylus easai DAS, PAL, SIDDARTH, PALOT, DEEPAK & NARAYANAN, 2022
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus easai?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Easa’s rock gecko|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus easai DAS, PAL, SIDDARTH, PALOT, DEEPAK & NARAYANAN 2022|
Type locality: Attapadi, Palakkad district, Kerala, India (11.146397°N, 76.65939°E, 530m asl)
|Types||Holotype. 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).
|Etymology||Named 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.|