ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 7 January 2012
Accepted date: 25 January 2013
Published date: 15 June 2013
Pp. 81–84.

The Indian Golden Gecko, Calodactylodes aureus (Beddome, 1870) in Tamil Nadu, India

A. Kalaimani* & A. Nath
*Corresponding author. E-mail: manikalai16@yahoo.com

The gekkonid lizard genus Calodactylodes Strand, 1926 is endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Calodactylodes aureus (Beddome, 1870), the first described species in the genus, was originally recorded from the Tirupati Hills, Andhra Pradesh state in India. In Andhra Pradesh, in addition to the type locality, it is recorded from the Araku Valley and the Ananthagiri Hills both in the Visakhapatnam District, from Perantalapally in the Khammam District, from Maredumilli in the East Godavari District, the Seshachalam Hills in Chittoor and Kadapa Districts and the Tirumala Hills in Chittoor District. In Orissa state the species has been reported from Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts in the Niyamgiri Hills. Finally, in the state of Tamil Nadu the species has been recorded from the Balamathi, Valli Malai and Sathgar Hills in Vellore District, Nedumkunam Hill in Tiruvannamalai District and Shyed Basha Malai in Krishnagiri District.

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