Gehyra multiporosa DOUGHTY, PALMER, SISTROM, BAUER & DONNELLAN, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gehyra multiporosa?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gehyra multiporosa DOUGHTY, PALMER, SISTROM, BAUER & DONNELLAN 2012|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: NW Kimberley region)|
Type locality: Australia: Western Australia, Surveyors Pool, Mitchell Plateau (14.6733°S; 125.7322°E).
|Types||Holotype: WAM R167804* (male), on 9 January 2007 by P. Doughty and C.A. Stevenson.|
|Comment||Similar species: has been previously confused with G. occidentalis.|
DIAGNOSIS: Digits broadly expanded basally and subdigital scansors present on all digits of manus and pes. Digit I of manus and pes clawless or bearing a minute claw, penultimate phalanx of digits II–V free from scansorial pad. Body atuberculate. Differs from other Australian Gehyra by lacking strong skin fold on posterior edge of thigh, possessing 6 or 7 divided lamellae (without basal wedge of granules), enlarged inner chin shields not in contact with second infralabial, strongly gabled rostral, >40 precloacal and femoral pores in adult males and a dorsal pattern with pale spots and dark spots, or transverse bars, on a dark brown background. Further distinguished from G. occidentalis by smaller body size, darker dorsum and pattern with transverse bars and fewer well-defined spots, fewer subdigital lamellae and more numerous precloacal and femoral pores.
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY: Derived from multi (Latin) meaning ‘many’ and porus (Latinized from the Greek poros) meaning hole, in reference to the precloacal pores; thus, ‘many-pored’ in reference to the diagnostic character compared to its sister species G. occidentalis. Used as an adjective.|