The Bioscan, 2 (1) 061-062,2007
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
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A NEW FINDING ON THE OCCURRENCE OF GOLDEN GECKO (CALODACTYLODES
AUREUS) IN THE ROCK BOULDERS NEAR VELLOR TOWN
M. RAJSEKHAR*, N. V. VANDA KUMAR
Department of Zoology, S.V. University, Tirupati - 517 502. E-mail:drmrsekhar@rediffmail.com

KEY WORDS

Calodactylodes
aureus
Lizards
Rockboulders



Received on: 17.10.2006

Accepted on: 21.01.2007



*Corresponding
 Author

ABSTRACT

Golden geckos (Calodactylodes aureus) are reported for the first time in the rock boulders near Vellore Town, North Arcot District of Tamildanu, India. Vellore Town is surrounded by smal hillocks with huge boulders. Those hillocks which are elevated at 50 to 100 meters are location. A survey was made within fifteen kilometers radius towards east of Vellore town. Surprisingly golden geckos are observed in these location contrary to the habitat described earlier. Hence the report emphasized that golden geckos can also be seen in dry, drought and high temperature zone where huge rock boulders are present and not olny in mountains of high altitudes with high fainfall and humidity.