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Hemidactylus treutleri MAHONY, 2009

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Treutler’s gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus treutleri MAHONY 2009
Hemidactylus cf. treutleri — GANESH et al. 2018 
DistributionIndia (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana)

Type locality: Outer stone wall of Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 25711 (male), collector Graham O’ Brian, February 3, 2007. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: This species differs from all Indian species of the genus Hemidactylus by the following combination of characteristics: SVL 59.1 – 70.2 mm, 15 – 16 transverse rows of tubercles at midbody, 6 transverse rows of tubercles on the first segment of the tail, 6 – 7 lamellae on digit I of pes and 9 on digit IV of pes, 14 precloacal-femoral pores in males, 11 – 12 supralabials, 10 infralabials and three enlarged postcloacal spurs, posterior most spur being approximately three times larger than the anterior pair which are of equal size to each other. 
EtymologyNamed “in honor of Uli Treutler (1951 – 2006) who passed away from cancer. A highly regarded German born herpetoculturist in Ireland and good friend to all who knew him.” 
  • AGARWAL, ISHAN;AARON M. BAUER, VARAD B. GIRI & AKSHAY KHANDEKAR 2019. An expanded ND2 phylogeny of the brookii and prashadi groups with the description of three new Indian Hemidactylus Oken (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 4619 (3): 431–458 - get paper here
  • Baburao, Golusu and Bhava Mothilal Krishna Kumar. 2014. New locality record of Treutler’s gecko Hemidactylus treutleri Mahony, 2009 in Andhra Pradesh, India. Herpetology Notes 7: 241-243 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Todd R. Jackman, Eli Greenbaum, Varad B. Giri, Anslem de Silva 2010. South Asia supports a major endemic radiation of Hemidactylus geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (1): 343-352 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Ganesh, S.R.; A. Kalaimani, P. Karthik, N. Baskaran, R. Nagarajan & S.R.Chandramouli 2018. Herpetofauna of Southern Eastern Ghats, India – II From Western Ghats to Coromandel Coast. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, July 2018. Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 28-45 - get paper here
  • Mahony, Stephen 2009. A New Species of Gecko of the Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Andhra Pradesh, India. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (1): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Narayana, B. Laxmi; G. Baburao & V. Vasudeva Rao 2016. Distribution of Treutler’s Gecko (Hemidactylus treutleri Mahony, 2009) in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, southern India - a general information. Reptile RAP (18): 25–28 - get paper here
  • Narayana, BL; G Surender, VV Rao 2014. Hemidactylus treutleri from Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh, India. Taprobanica 6 (1): 55 - get paper here
  • Sailu, G; B Laxmi Narayana, Deepak Ramaiyan, B Naresh, V Vasudeva Rao, Harikrishna Adepu, Rajeev Khandelwal, Pariksheet Devulapalli and Phani Krishna 2017. Faunal diversity of Ameenpur Lake, Telangana state, India: A biodiversity heritage site. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5(1): 512-526 - get paper here
  • Sreekar, Rachakonda; Shreekant Deodhar and Yashada Kulkarni. 2010. Predation on Hemidactylus treutleri (Squamata: Gekkonidae) by the peninsular rock agama Psammophilus dorsalis (Squamata: Agamidae) in Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India. Herpetology Notes 3: 33-35.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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