Hemidactylus pieresii Kelaart, 1853

Kandyan gecko



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1852 or before

Rediscovered in 1998



Kandy, India


Biology & Ecology










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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