Hemidactylus prashadi

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Hemidactylus prashadi
Prasad's gecko - Hemidactylus prashadi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemidactylus
Species: H. prashadi
Binomial name
Hemidactylus prashadi
M.A. Smith, 1935

Hemidactylus prashadi, commonly known as the Bombay leaf-toed gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to the Western Ghats of India.


The specific name, prashadi, is in honor of Indian zoologist Baini Prashad (1894–1969).[1]


H. prashadi is found in India (former Bombay Presidency).

Type locality: Surroundings of Jog, northern Kanara District, Bombay Presidency, India.[2]


  1. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Hemidactylus prashadi, p. 211).
  2. ^ Smith MA (1935). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Hemidactylus prashadi, new species, pp. 92-93).

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