|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Srinivasulu, C. & Srinivasulu, B.
||Bowles, P., Bauer, A., Roy, A.D., Murthy, B.H.C.K., Agarwal, I., Sondhi, S., Pal, S. & Molur, S.
||Daniels, R.J., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus is a widespread species with an extent of occurrence estimated to be greater than 20,000 km2, and may have a larger range than is presently known. It has been assessed as Least Concern. Habitat loss and degradation are likely threats within this species' range, however, this gecko is reported to occur in anthropogenic environments and due to its wide range impacts may be localized.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2010 – Least Concern (LC)
|Range Description:||Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus is endemic to India. This species inhabits the Nilgiri and Anaimalai Hills of the Western Ghats and the Shevaroy (Shevarayan) and Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats, where it occurs primarily at higher elevations (Bauer and Das 1999). R. Daniels (pers. comm. January 2011) reports that he has only ever observed this species over 900 m above sea level. It has been recorded from Nallamala Hills, Prakasam District (Javed et al. 2010), Maredumilly, West Godavari (Javed et al. 2010), Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam District (Javed et al. 2010, Chetri and Bhupathy 2010) and Kangundi, Chittoor District (I. Agarwal and A. Roy pers. comm. March 2011), all in Andhra Pradesh. Bauer and Das (1999) consider this species likely to have a wider distribution than is currently recognized. It has also been reported from Bangalore, although the origin of this species in the region is uncertain. Bauer and Das (1999) consider this to represent an introduced population, especially as this gecko is found around human habitation and could have been transported easily, however R. Daniels and I. Agarwal (pers. comm. March 2011) consider that, as Bangalore is just a northward extension of some of the southern Indian hills where this species is known to occur naturally, it is likely that the species occurs naturally in Bangalore.|
India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu)
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||60963|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||700|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||1500|
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