(Last Updated on : 23-02-2016)
Jerdon's Day Gecko is an Indian Reptile
that bears a scientific name of "Cnemaspis jerdonii
", is a species of Gecko, which is endemic to India and Sri Lanka.
Digits of Jerdon's Day Gecko
The digits of Jerdon's Day Gecko are not dilated, but with rather large plates under the basal part, the most distal of these plates being the largest and longitudinally oval in shape.
Upper Surface of Jerdon's Day Gecko
The upper surface of Jerdon's Day Gecko is covered with uniform, small granules, smooth on the back, a little larger and keeled on the snout; a few erect spine-like tubercles are on the flanks.
Rostral of Jerdon's Day Gecko
The rostral of Jerdon's Day Gecko is four-sided, nearly twice as broad as deep, with a median cleft above; the nostrils are pierced between the rostral and the three nasals; eight to ten upper and seven or eight lower labials are present; the mental is large, triangular or pentagonal, with small chin-shields passing gradually into the granules of the throat, which are rather large, flat, and smooth.
Ventral Scales of Jerdon's Day Gecko
Ventral scales are hexagonal, imbricate, and smooth. The male has 5 to 12 femoral pores on each side, with no preanal pores.
Tail of Jerdon's Day Gecko
The tail is cylindrical, tapering, and covered with smooth scales, in its basal half with a few scattered larger tubercles; the median series of subcaudals is enlarged. In colour, it is grey-brown above, clouded with darker; the small lateral spines are white, sometimes with a black cervical spot; it is whitish beneath, the throat is sometimes brown-dotted.