Geckolepis polylepis BOETTGER, 1893
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Geckolepis polylepis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Many-scaled Gecko|
|Synonym||Geckolepis polylepis BOETTGER 1893: 35|
Geckolepis polylepis — ANGEL 1942: 45
Geckolepis polylepis — WERMUTH 1965: 31
Geckolepis polylepis — KLUGE 1993
Geckolepis polylepis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 277
Geckolepis polylepis — RÖSLER 2000: 79
|Distribution||W Madagascar (Nosy Boraha = Nosy Sainte Marie)|
Type locality: Mojanga [= Mahajanga], West Madagascar. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Lectotype: SMF 9217 (designated by Mertens, 1967)|
|Comment||Diagnosis: A species of Geckolepis that differs from all other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: innermost pair of large postmental scales make substantial contact with each other posterior to the mental scale (Type E), 30–37 scale rows around midbody, maximum SVL < 1 mm, infralabials to level of anterior margin of eye 4.0–., and adult body coloration not marked by heavy dark spots. Geckolepis polylepis can be distinguished from G. typica by a combination of the arrangement of the postmental scales posterior to the mental scale (Type E vs. Types A, B, C, D), maximum SVL (< 1 mm vs. < 7 mm), and the number of infralabials to level of anterior margin of eye (4.0–. vs. 2.8–4.6). Geckolepis polylepis can be distinguished from G. maculata by a combination of the maximum SVL (< 1 mm vs. < 80 mm), the number of scale rows around the midbody (30–37 vs. 22–30), the number of infralabials to level of anterior margin of eye (4.0–. vs. 3.0–4.6), and dark heavy spotting on body (absent vs. usually present in adults). [from KÖHLER et al. 2009].|
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