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Gekko kikuchii (OSHIMA, 1912)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesBotel Gecko 
SynonymGecko kikuchii OSHIMA 1912
Gekko kikuchii OKADA 1936
Gekko monarchus — KUNTZ & MING 1970: 21
Gekko monarchus — TIAN et al. 1986
Gekko kikuchii — OTA 1989: 238
Gekko kikuchii — KLUGE 1993
Gekko kikuchii — RÖSLER 2000: 81 
DistributionRestricted to Botel Island (= Lanyu, off southern coast of Taiwan), Philippines (Luzon), China

Type locality: Kotosho (= Lanyu Island), Taiwan.  
TypesHolotype: NTUM (also as NTU) 1 (Institute of Zoology, National Taiwan University, fide DE LISLE et al. 2013) 
CommentSynonymy: Gekko mindorensis has been synonymized with Gekko kikuchii by BAUER (1994).

Distribution: Has been recorded from Pescador Island by KUNTZ & MING (1970) but OTA (1989) considers these records as erroneous. 
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  • Liu-Yu, M.C. 1970. Studies on Taiwan lizards. Biol. Bull. Taiwan Normal Univ. 5: 51-93
  • Oshima, M. 1912. Description of a new gecko from Botel Tobago Island. Philippine Journal of Science 7: 241—242. - get paper here
  • Ota, Hidetoshi 1989. A review of the geckos (Lacertilia: Reptilia) of the Ryukyu Archipelago and Taiwan. in: Matsui et al., eds; Current Herpetology in East Asia: Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988: 222-261
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Tian, WAN-SHU, and YAO-MING JIANG, eds. 1986. Identification Manual for Chinese Amphibians and Reptiles (in Chinese). Science Press, Beijing. (3) 164 pages
  • YANG, JIAN-HUAN 2015. A new species of the genus Gekko Laurenti (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Guangxi, China. Zootaxa 3936 (2): 287–295 - get paper here
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