Hemidactylus gracilis

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Graceful Leaf-toed Gecko
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemidactylus
Species: H. gracilis
Binomial name
Hemidactylus gracilis
Blanford, 1870

Graceful Leaf-toed Gecko or Square spotted Gecko Hemidactylus gracilis is a species of small sized gecko found in India.The holotype was described in British India from Berar (now Amravati)


The head is narrow and elongated, with the snout a little longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening. The forehead is not concave, the ear-opening is small and roundish. The body and limbs are slender.

The snout has polygonal rugose scales, the back of the head has small granules.

The body is covered above with coarse granules intermixed with oval, subtrihedral, strongly keeled tubercles arranged in about twelve irregular longitudinal series. Abdominal scales are large.

The tail is round, but slightly depressed at the base and not at all further back, tapering, without any enlarged or spinose tubercles whatever. Grey above, with subquadrangular black spots arranged in longitudinal series. There is a black streak white-edged above on the side of the head, passing through the eye; whitish beneath, with or without longitudinal grey lines.[1]

Type locality: southeastern Berar and Reipur, Central Provinces.


  1. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.


  • Annandale, Nelson 1912 Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912. Rec. Indian Mus., Calcutta, 8 (1): 7-59 [Reptilia, pages 37–59] (supplement in same journal, 8 (4): 357-358, 1914).
  • Blanford, W.T. 1870 Notes on some Reptilia and Amphibia from Central India. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 335-376

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