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New Species found in Pakkamalai hills

May 28 , 2023 419 days 393 0
  • A team of researchers have identified a new species of rock dwelling large-bodied gecko from the Pakkamalai hills.
  • It is in Villupuram district of Tamilnadu near Gingee.
  • The new species has been named as Hemidactyluspakkamalaiensis, after the hill where it was first recorded.
  • It belongs to the genus Hemidactylus, and it is having large-body size (101–109 mm).

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