Aaron Bauer's Rock Gecko • Hemidactylus aaronbaueri Giri, 2008
Rock-Dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, India
A distinctive new species of rock dwelling gecko of the genus Hemidactylus is described from the forests of the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. It is most similar in morphology to Hemidactylus giganteus Stoliczka, 1871, but can be distinguished by its large size, dorsum with small granules, intermixed with 18–20 rows of irregularly arranged enlarged tubercles; 11–13 lamellae under fourth toe and 15–19 pairs of femoral pores in males.
Key Words:– Hemidactylus aaronbaueri, new species, Gekkonidae, Maharashtra, Western Ghats, India
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Giri, V.B. 2008. A New Rock-dwelling Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Maharashtra, India. Hamadryad. 32: 25–33: http://varadgiri.com/original_4_Hemidactylus_aaronbaueri.pdf
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