A review of the gekkonid genus Calodactylodes (Reptilia: Squamata) from India and Sri Lanka

Bauer, Aaron M. and Das, I. (2000) A review of the gekkonid genus Calodactylodes (Reptilia: Squamata) from India and Sri Lanka. Journal South Asian Natural History, 5 (1). pp. 25-35. ISSN 1022-0828

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Abstract

Gekkonid lizards of the genus Calodactylodes are endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. The genus consists of two species, C. aureus and C. illingworthorum (formerly C. illingworthi) and is diagnosable on the basis of derived digital structure, the presence of paraphalanges, bright yellow gular patch (at least in adult males), and distinctive vocalisation. The skeletal, hemipenial, and external morphology of both species is described. Field observations of C. aureus at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, indicate that males are highly vocal and that communal egg-laying occurs. Calodactylodes aureus appears to be common in appropriate habitats and is probably more widely distributed than previously believed. Relationships of Calodactylodes to other gekkonids remain obscure but may reflect Gondwanan origins.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calodactylodes aureus, Calodactylodes illingworthorum, systematics, natural history, morphology, vocalisation, India, Sri Lanka, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 06:56
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 06:56
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11606

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