Gekko coi BROWN, SILER, OLIVEROS, DIESMOS & ALCALA, 2011
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gekko coi BROWN, SILER, OLIVEROS, DIESMOS & ALCALA 2011|
Type locality: a large stream-side boulder near sea level in mixed second growth and primary forest at Barangay Tampayan, Municipality of Magdiwang, Romblon Province, northeast coast of Sibuyan Island, Philippines (12.486°N, 122.516°E; datum = WGS84).
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9765 (Field no. RMB 2961; formerly KU 326208), an adult male collected by ACD at 2330 h on 2 January 2001. Paratypes: FMNH, CA|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Gekko coi differs from all other species of Philippine Gekko (i.e., G. athymus, G. carusadensis, G. crombota, G. ernstkelleri, G. gecko, G. gigante, G. mindorensis, G. monarchus, G. palawanensis, G. porosus, G. romblon, and G. rossi) in having the following combination of diagnostic traits: (1) moder- ately large body size (snout–vent length [SVL] 65.2–84.0 for adult males, 72.1–77.1 mm for females); (2) dorsum medium brown to gray, with single row of alternating light (cream) and dark (dark brown) vertebral blotches; (3) high numbers of dorsal body scales (107–132 transverse midbody scales, 192–226 paraver- tebrals); (4) relatively few rows of conical body tubercles (13–15 midbody, 25–28 paraverte- brally; (5) precloacofemorals in a continuous series (precloacals and femoral pore-bearing scale series distinctly differentiated but abut- ting with no undifferentiated scales interrupt- ing the two series) of 86–92 differentiated, greatly enlarged (precloacals) to only slightly enlarged (femorals) scales [from BOWN et al 2011].|
|Etymology||Named after a colleague and friend of the authors, Leonardo L. Co, a widely respected botanist and conservation biologist who passed away prematurely in November 2010 while conducting fieldwork on Leyte Island.|
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