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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2022-06-08
Page range: 59–61
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Another new, unavailable nomen (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Indian herpetological taxonomy

School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University 6997801, Tel Aviv, Israel
Squamata Gekkonidae India


In a recent paper, Shameer et al. (2021) erected a new species of gecko, referred to the genus Dravidogecko Smith, 1933 from the Nilgiris mountains in the southern Western Ghats of India. Regrettably, the specific nomen coonoorenis/coonoorensis, which they provided for this species, is nomenclaturally unavailable and cannot be valid unless and until properly published in adherence to the Code (Anonymous 1999, 2012). The erection of this species violates the following criteria laid out by the Code with respect to the availability of new specific nomina:


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