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Subfamily GEKKONINAE - "True" Geckos


Genus DRAVIDOGECKO - Forest Geckos

A monotypic genus. Some authorities consider this to be synonymous with Hemidactylus, but Daniel distinguishes it from the latter genus by the presence of single lamellae beneath the digits.

Scientific Name  Common Name  Distribution Size  Notes 
D. anamallensis Southern Forest Gecko S India 9½cm Found (as name suggests) in forested areas in South India. Details: single lamellae beneath dilated digits. Coloration: overall grey-brown, with transverse bands. See photograph in Daniel.


The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians, J C Daniel, Bombay Natural History Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002.



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