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Eurydactylodes symmetricus (ANDERSSON, 1908)

IUCN Red List - Eurydactylodes symmetricus - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSymmetrical Gecko 
SynonymEurydactylus symmetricus ANDERSSON 1908
Eurytactylus symmetricus - UNDERWOOD 1954
Eurydactylodes symmetricus - WERMUTH 1965: 30
Eurydactylodes symmetricus — KLUGE 1993
Eurydactylodes symmetricus — RÖSLER 1995: 70
Eurydactylodes symmetricus — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionS New Caledonia

Type locality: New Caledonia. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NHMG 651 
CommentRare.

Diagnosis: To 60.3 mm SVl (cAS 232007). nape with cruciform patch of raised tubercles; head scales very large, symmetrically arranged, not separated by small granules; body scalation relatively homogeneous, without much-enlarged flattened scales; postlabial and subauricular slits continuous with one another. 
References
  • Andersson, L. G. 1908. Two new lizards (Eurydactylus and Lygosoma) from New Caledonia. Arkiv för Zoologi, Utgivet Av Kongliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, 4:1-5.
  • Bauer A. M.; Jackman T.; Sadlier R. A. & Whitaker A. H. 2009. Review and phylogeny of the New Caledonian diplodactylid gekkotan genus Eurydactylodes Wermuth, 1965, with the description of a new species, in Grandcolas P. (ed.), Zoologia neocaledonica 7. biodiversity studies in new caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 198: 13-36
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. (eds.) 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • BAUER, AARON M.; TODD R. JACKMAN, ROSS A. SADLIER & ANTHONY H. WHITAKER 2012. Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus). Zootaxa 3404: 1–52 - get paper here
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Henkel,F.W. & Böhme,W. 2001. A new carphodactyline gecko of the New Caledonian genus Eurydactylodes (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 37 (3): 149-156 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
 
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