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Gekko ernstkelleri RÖSLER, SILER, BROWN, DEMEGLIO & GAULKE, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymGekko ernstkelleri RÖSLER, SILER, BROWN, DEMEGLIO & GAULKE 2006
Gekko ernstkelleri — RÖSLER 2018: 18
Gekko (Archipelagekko) ernstkelleri — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Archipelagekko) ernstkelleri — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionPhilippines (Panay)

Type locality: Panay, Antique Province, community of Pandan, Barangay Santo Rosario, entrance of a chalk cave, Philippines, elevation 80 m.  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9080 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The new species is a medium sized member (total length more than 200 mm) of the genus Gekko, with spiny ciliaries, dorsal tubercles on body, hind limbs, and tail, subcaudals enlarged scute-like, nostril in contact with rostral and first supralabial, postmentals two, tubercle rows across mid- body11-15, ventrals 38-48, preanofemoral pores 36-42, subdigital scansors: first finger 14-18, fourth finger 16-19, first toe 15-17, fourth toe 17-19; numerous whitish spots on head and nuchal region. From all other members of the genus Gekko, G. ernstkelleri can be differentiated by a combination of these characters. 
EtymologyNamed after Ernst Keller. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown, R.M.; Oliveros, C.; Siler, C.D. & Diesmos, A.C. 2009. Phylogeny of Gekko from the Northern Philippines, and Description of a New Species from Calayan Island. Journal of Herpetology 43 (4): 620–635 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Cameron D. Siler, Carl H. Oliveros, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Angel C. Alcala 2011. A New Gekko from Sibuyan Island, Central Philippines. Herpetologica 67 (4): 460-476. - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Carl H. Oliveros, Cameron D. Siler, and Arvin C. Diesmos 2008. A New Gekko from the Babuyan Islands, Northern Philippines. Herpetologica 64 (3): 305-320 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 2010. Höhlenbewohner auf den Philippinen. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (85): 38-45 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M. 2011. The herpetofauna of Panay Island, Philippines. Edition Chimaira, 390 pp.
  • Linkem, C.W.; Siler, D.D.; Diesmos, A.C.; Sy, E., Brown, R.M. 2010. A new species of Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Luzon Island, Philippines. Zootaxa 2396: 37–49 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2018. Haftbar -- Die einzigartige Welt der Geckos. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Naturkundemuseum Erfurt Mai-Aug 2018, 96 pp.
  • Rösler, H. & M. Gaulke 2021. On the biology of Ernstkeller’s cave gecko, Gekko ernstkelleri Rösler, Siler, Brown, Demegillo et Gaulke, 2006 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with emphasis on reproductive biology. In: D. Telnov (ed.): Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in W Riga, Entomological Society of Latvia, Volume 4: 35-48
  • Rösler, H.; Siler, C. D.; Brown, R. M.; Demeglio, A. D. & Gaulke, M. 2006. Gekko ernstkelleri sp. n. - a new gekkonid lizard from Panay Island, Philippines. Salamandra 42 (4): 197-211 - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Xianguang Guo, Scott L. Travers, Yong-Chao Su, Karen V. Olson, Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Cameron D. Siler, Robert G. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. bioRxiv 717520 [preprint] - get paper here
  • Wood, P. L., Guo, X., Travers, S. L., Su, Y. C., Olson, K. V., Bauer, A. M., Grismer, L. L., Siler, C. D., Moyle, R. G., Andersen, M. J. and Brown, R. M. 2020. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 106731 [corrigendum: MPE 164: 107255] - get paper here
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