Gecko species rediscovered after 135 years

Mar 27, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - An Indian gecko species that was last seen more than 130 years ago has been rediscovered in the Eastern Ghats region of India in the states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

The tiny gecko, Geckoella Jeyporensis which measures just 10cm in size was long thought extinct until scientists with the Centre for Ecological Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science (CES-IISc), Bangalore, BNHS Mumbai and Villanova University in the United States, working jointly, discovered the gecko in 2011. The Indian journal Hamadryad confirmed the rediscovery.

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