Dravidogecko anamallensis (Günther, 1875) - Anaimalai Gecko

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

This species was previously listed under Hemidactylus, as Hemidactylus anamallensis.
 

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Dravidogecko anamallensis - Anaimalai Gecko


Type Locality: Annamalai hills (Tamil Nadu)
Common, known to be endemic to Western Ghats (Agasthyamalai hills, Kottaomalai hills, Annamalai hills, Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Munna, Palani Hills) (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013).

Conservation Status:

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The gecko is known to be occupied in evergreen forests in the hills of Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu and Kerala (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013). Population status of the species is not known yet. Habitat fragmentation, land conversion into commercial plantations, and use of pesticides are negatively impacting the species (Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu, 2013). 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dravidogecko anamallensis (Günther, 1875) – Anaimalai Gecko. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/dravidogecko-anamallensis, accessed 2024/02/26.