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Gekko grossmanni GÜNTHER, 1994

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Grossmann’s gecko 
SynonymGekko grossmanni GÜNTHER 1994
Gekko grossmanni — RÖSLER 2000: 81
Gekko grossmanni — NGO & GAMBLE 2011
Gekko (Sundagekko) grossmanni — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Lomatodactylus) grossmanni — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionS Vietnam (Khánh Hòa)

Type locality: Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 52578; Paratypes: ZFMK 58605 (ex-ZMB 52585) 
DiagnosisDescription: Gekko grossmanni is closely related to G. petricolus and the recently described G. ulikovskii and G. badenii. Its main characteristics are a conspicuous pattern of whitish spots and dark bluish and grey marbles, blotches and strokes on a yellowish background over the whole body except on the under side; 12-14 preanal pores in males; small and weakly keeled tubercles on the upper side; a not clearly segmented tail; maximum 4 flat tubercles on the proximal caudal segments; no tubercles on hind legs. 
CommentGroup: G. petricolus group (Meesook et al. 2021). 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfgang Grossmann, German herpetologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Günther R. 1994. A new species of the genus Gekko (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. [in German]. Zool. Anz. 233 (1-2): 57-67.
  • Kober, I. 2000. Geckko grossmanni. DATZ 53 (9): 80
  • Kober, I. 2004. Haltung und kontinuierliche Nachzucht des Marmorgeckos, Gekko grossmanni GÜNTHER 1994. Salamandra 40 (3-4): 261-280 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2005. Rock Wall in the Living Room. Reptilia (GB) (41): 18-22 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2005. Die Felswand im Wohnzimmer. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (54): 34-38 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. 2012. Endlich Klarheit bei Marmorgeckos? Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (4): 8-10 - get paper here
  • Kober, I. & Geissel, U. 2006. Ausleuchtung von Terrarien. Terraria 1 (1): 22-25
  • Kreuzer, M. & Grossmann, W. 2003. Beobachtungen an Gekko ulikovskii DAREWSKI & ORLOW 1994 und Gekko grossmanni GÜNTHER 1994 im Terrarium. Sauria 25 (3): 3-11 - get paper here
  • Ngo, van Tri & Gamble, T. 2011. Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2890: 53–64
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • NGUYEN, V. D. H., NGUYEN, L. T., ORLOV, N. L., MURPHY, R. W., & NGUYEN, S. N. 2021. Gekko phuyenensis sp.nov.(Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new species from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4966(2): 175-186
  • PANITVONG, NONN; MONTRI SUMONTHA, KANOKORN KONLEK & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov., a new cave-dwelling gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Thailand. Zootaxa 2671: 40–52 - get paper here
  • Rafe M. Brown, Cameron D. Siler, Indraneil Das, Yong Min 2012. Testing the phylogenetic affinities of Southeast Asia’s rarest geckos: Flap-legged geckos (Luperosaurus), Flying geckos (Ptychozoon) and their relationship to the pan-Asian genus Gekko. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 915-921 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rujirawan, Attapol; Jonathan J. Fong, Natee Ampai, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon & Anchalee Aowphol 2019. A new karst-dwelling gecko of the Gekko petricolus group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Phitsanulok Province, central Thailand. J. Nat. Hist. 53: 557–576 (2019) - 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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