Scientists discover new gecko species from tourist spot in Palakkad, named it Cnemaspis Palakkadensis


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A new species of gecko has been discovered from the Western Ghats in Kerala, and scientists have named it Cnemaspis Palakkadensis, after Palakkad, where it was found. Amit Sayyad, scientist and herpetologist who discovered the Palakkad Dwarf Gecko, tells media that for years, this species had slipped the eyes of researchers who do field surveys, as it is very similar to the littoralis, a gecko species from the same genus known as Cnemaspis.