The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Hemidactylus pieresii Kelaart, 1853

Kandyan gecko

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1852 or before

Rediscovered in 1998

 

Distribution

Kandy, India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Kelaart, E. F. (1853 [‘1852’]). Prodromus Faunae Zeylanicae, being Contributions to the Zoology of Ceylon. Privately Published, xxxiii + 197 + 54 + (3) pp.

 

Other references:

Batuwita, Sudesh and Pethiyagoda, Rohan. (2012). Rediscovery of the Sri Lankan ‘house gecko’ Hemidactylus pieresii Kelaart (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) with a redescription of Hemidactylus depressus Gray. Zootaxa 3359: 17-30.

 

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