Gekko badenii SZCZERBAK & NEKRASOVA, 1994
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko badenii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Golden Gecko|
|Synonym||Gekko badenii SZCZERBAK & NEKRASOVA 1994: 49|
Gekko ulikovskii DAREVSKY & ORLOV 1994
Gekko ulikovskii — RÖSLER 2000: 82
Gekko badenii — RÖSLER 2000: 81
Gekko badenii — NGO & GAMBLE 2011
|Distribution||S Vietnam (Tây Ninh Province, Kien Giang), Cambodia ?|
Type locality: Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province and “Gilai-Con Tum Province” (now Kon Tum Province) near the border with Laos and Cambodia.
|Types||Holotype: IEBR 1555 (also given as SR 3561)|
|Comment||Gekko badenii is closely related to G. petricolus.|
Distribution: not in Laos fide Luu et al. 2015.
Priority: The name G. badenii was published on April 15 while G. ulikovskii was published on May 15, 1994, hence the former has priority.
Type locality of G. ulikovskii: NW Gliai-Contum Province, C Vietnam. The type locality is near the borders of Laos and Cambodia and thus the species may occur there as well.
Although Gekko ulikovskii is a commonly traded species, there appear to be mostly males in the pet trade (at a ratio of 1:12 or smaller for females/males; HOFMANN 2006).
|Etymology||Named after Russian amateur herpetologist Dimitri Ulikovsky.|
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