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Gehyra insulensis (GIRARD, 1858)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Pacific Stump-toed Gecko
G: Pazifischer Vierkrallengecko 
SynonymDactyloperus insulensis GIRARD 1858: 195
Gehyra insulensis — BOULENGER 1885: 150
Gehyra insulanus — UNDERWOOD 1954
Gehyra insulensis — ZUG et al. 2012
Gehyra insulensis — ZUG 2013: 82
Gehyra insulensis — BUDEN & TABOROŠI 2016 
DistributionCook Islands (Roratonga), Tonga, Micronesia

Type locality: Sandwich Islands  
TypesLecotype: USNM 21219 (designated by WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985) 
CommentSynonymy: Gehyra insulensis has been synonymized with G. mutilata by many previous authors but more recently accepted as a valid species. Sometimes cited as GIRARD 1857. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - get paper here
  • Girard, C. 1858. Descriptions of some new Reptiles, collected by the US. Exploring Expedition under the command of Capt. Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Fourth Part. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci Philadelphia 1857: 195-199 - get paper here
  • Underwood, Garth 1954. On the classifcation and evolution of geckos. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 124 (3): 469-492
  • Zug, G. R., I. Ineich, G. Pregill, and A. M. Hamilton. 2012. Lizards of Tonga and a description of a new Tongan treeskink (Squamata: Scincidae: Emoia samoensis Group). Pacific Science 66(2):225-237 - get paper here
  • ZUG, G.R. 2013. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands. University of California Press, Berkeley, 306 pp. - get paper here
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