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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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