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Two new species of ground-dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) from the Mysore Plateau, south India

Agarwal, Ishan (2016) Two new species of ground-dwelling Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) from the Mysore Plateau, south India. In: ZOOTAXA, 4193 (2). pp. 228-244.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4193.2.2

Abstract

Two new species of ground-dwelling geckos of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) are described from the Mysore Plateau, in southern India. The new species are members of the C. collegalensis species complex, with 8.7 % uncorrected ND2 sequence divergence from each other and greater than 10 % divergence from described members of the C. collegalensis complex, from which they differ in subtle aspects of colour pattern and morphometric ratios. The type localities of the new species are similar to 130 km apart, and 100 km and 225 km from the type locality of C. collegalensis in the Biligiriranga Hills. The discovery of these new species in isolated mountains within a small area suggests other high elevation areas in the region may have undescribed species, and a redefinition of biodiversity patterns in peninsular India.

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 04:21
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2017 04:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/55923

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