Hemiphyllodactylus jnana, H. kolliensis & H. arakuensis • The Hills are Alive with Geckos! A Radiation of A Dozen Species (Squamata: Gekkonidae, Hemiphyllodactylus) on Sky Islands Across peninsular India with the Description of Three New Species

Sky Islands are high-elevation environments that are separated by warmer, low elevations, forming natural patches of unique montane habitat that often persist through changing climates. Peninsular India was ancestrally forested and has gradually become more arid since at least the Oligocene, and open landscapes have dominated since the middle-late Miocene. Mesic forests today are largely restricted to coastal mountains and some other montane habitats. Leer más.