hardwickii Gray, Zool. Journ.
(Indian Leopard Gecko, Indian Fat-Tailed Gecko)
A female Green toad, Bufo viridis
specimen from Kilis (Turkey), photo by B. Göçmen.
Figs. Eublepharis hardwickii (in left : after Günther, A., 1874: The
Reptiles of British India, Ray Soc. London & in right: after M. Knoethig,
courtesy by Dr.
Yuri Kaverkin, Moscow)
Description & Diagnosis: Pale reddish white the upper
part of the head from the nose to the nape, two very broad bands accross the trunk, and
three or four rings round the tail deep brown or black, and broader than the ground-color.
Limbs reddish olive, with black dots on the elbows and knees. There are ten upper and
lower labials: two chin-shields larger than the first lower labial. The scales of the
middle of the belly from thirty longitudinal series; seventeen pores in an angular series
in the preanal region.
species attains to a length of from 8 to 9 inches (approx. 20-23 cm).
endemic species of India. It has been known from
Chittagong, Russelconda, Madras Presidency and Annamallay Mountains, has also been found
in the public bath at Waltair, a suburb of Vizagapatam.
PS. These information are based on the paper
given by Judy JOHNS (1992) [A peek into the past. Dactylus, 1 (2): 3-4.].
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