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Gehyra serraticauda SKIPWITH & OLIVER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGehyra serraticauda SKIPWITH & OLIVER 2014 
DistributionIndonesia (West Papua)

Type locality: Fakfak, Onin Peninsula (~2°55'"S, 132°18'E), West Papua Province, Indonesia.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R7314, adult male, purchased from Antwerp Edgar Pratt. Date of original collection unknown, but lodged in the MCZ collection in 1909. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a feminine combination of the Latin adjective ‘serratus’ (notched like a saw) and the noun “cauda” (tail), and refers to the distinctive enlarged lateral scales on the tail of this species. 
References
  • 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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