A newly discovered species of ground-dwelling gecko from Karnataka has been named Hemidactylus vijayraghavani, after Prof K VijayRaghavan, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. Mr Zeeshan A. Mirza, a researcher from Prof VijayRaghavan’s lab at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, is the person behind this discovery.
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Researchers discover eight new species of bent-toed geckos in the Northeast states of India.
Researchers from National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, Fergusson College, Pune and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Gujarat unravel the taxonomy of Hemidactylus triedrus, commonly known as the termite hill gecko.
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, find how geckos from India could have spread into and adapted to the Sri Lankan environment.
A new addition to the list of endemic reptiles is a rock-dwelling gecko named Hemidactylus paaragowli, discovered in the hills of Kerala.
India is home to not just a huge number of people, but also a myriad range of animals and plants. So it isn’t surprising when scientists discover new species of these animals and plants every now and then. And to add to the list of new discoveries, three geckos have now been identified by a team of researchers. For the first time, after 130 years, the discovery of these geckos have take the total number of geckos found in India to 11. Found in various habitats and across many parts of the country, the discovery of the geckos adds to the ecological richness around us and gives more insights into these lizard-like organisms and their lives.