Gehyra serraticauda SKIPWITH & OLIVER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gehyra serraticauda?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gehyra serraticauda SKIPWITH & OLIVER 2014|
|Distribution||Indonesia (West Papua)|
Type locality: Fakfak, Onin Peninsula (~2°55'"S, 132°18'E), West Papua Province, Indonesia.
|Types||Holotype. MCZ R7314, adult male, purchased from Antwerp Edgar Pratt. Date of original collection unknown, but lodged in the MCZ collection in 1909.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Gehyra serraticauda is distinguished from other Gehyra species by the following suite of characters: moderately large size (91 mm SVL), prominent popliteal fold on the hindlimbs, high number of digital lamellae (finger IV = 16, toe IV = 17), distal lamellae deeply notched, rostral concave, supranasals small and widely separated by numerous small internasals, preanal pores arranged in a long single continuous chevron (36), and original tail strongly compressed dorsoventrally and adorned with a continuous series of acuminate scales on the lateral edges.|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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