Hemidactylus gracilis

Hemidactylus gracilis

Graceful Leaf-toed Gecko Hemidactylus gracilis is a species of gecko found in India.

Description

The head is narrow and elongated, with the snout a little longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening. The forehead is not concave, the ear-opening is small and roundish. The body and limbs are slender.

The snout has polygonal rugose scales, the back of the head has small granules.

The body is covered above with coarse granules intermixed with oval, subtrihedral, strongly keeled tubercles arranged in about twelve irregular longitudinal series. Abdominal scales are large.

The tail is round, but slightly depressed at the base and not at all further back, tapering, without any enlarged or spinose tubercles whatever. Grey above, with subquadrangular black spots arranged in longitudinal series. There is a black streak white-edged above on the side of the head, passing through the eye; whitish beneath, with or without longitudinal grey lines.

Type locality: southeastern Berar and Reipur, Central Provinces.

Notes

References

  • Annandale, Nelson 1912 Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912. Rec. Indian Mus., Calcutta, 8 (1): 7-59 [Reptilia, pages 37-59] (supplement in same journal, 8 (4): 357-358, 1914).
  • Blanford,W.T. 1870 Notes on some Reptilia and Amphibia from Central India. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 335-376

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