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Gehyra membranacruralis KING & HORNER, 1989

IUCN Red List - Gehyra membranacruralis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPort Moresby four-clawed gecko, Port Moresby Dtella 
SynonymGehyra oceanica — DE ROOIJ 1915 (partim)
Gehyra vorax — DE ROOIJ 1915 (partim ?)
Gehyra membranacruralis KING & HORNER 1989
Gehyra membranacruralis — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra membranacruralis — RÖSLER 2000: 80
Gehyra membranacruralis — FLECKS et al. 2012 
DistributionPapua New Guinea

Type locality: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 09°30'S 147°07'E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NTM R13746 
CommentThe validity of this species is unclear. 
EtymologyThe name is drawn from the latin terms Membrana: "skin that covers special parts of the body" and Cruralis: "of the leg". Membranacruralis thus refers to the
cutaneous skin fold found on the rear legs of this species. 
References
  • Flecks M., Schmitz A., Böhme W., Henkel F. W. & Ineich I. 2012. A new species of Gehyra Gray, 1834 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Loyalty Islands and Vanuatu, and phylogenetic relationships in the genus Gehyra in Melanesia. Zoosystema 34 (2): 203-221. http://dx.doi. org/10.5252/z2012n2a1 - get paper here
  • King,M. & Horner, P. 1989. Karyotype evolution in Gehyra (Gekkonidae: Reptilia). V. A new species from Papua New Guinea and the distribution and morphometrics of Gehyra oceanica (Lesson). The Beagle 6: 169-178
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
  • Skipwith, Phillip L. & Paul M. Oliver 2014. A new Gehyra (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from New Guinea with unique caudal scalation. Zootaxa 3827 (1): 057–066 - get paper here
 
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