Gekko nicobarensis DAS & VIJAYAKUMAR, 2009
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Nicobar gliding gecko|
|Synonym||Ptychozoon nicobarensis DAS & VIJAYAKUMAR 2009|
Ptychozoon kuhli — DAS 1997
Ptychozoon nicbarense — GRISMER et al. 2018: 210 (in error)
Gekko (Ptychozoon) nicobarensis — WOOD et al. 2019
|Distribution||India (Nicobar Islands)|
Type locality: "Nicobars" (= islands of the Nicobar Archipelago, Bay of Bengal, India)
|Types||Holotype: ZSI 2603, adult male, Major A. R. Anderson, Indian Medical Service, date of collection unknown, and collection was made presumably in the late 1800s.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large species of Ptychozoon (reaching SVL 100.3 mm), diagnosable from congeneric species in showing the following combination of characters: dorsum with a tan vertebral stripe, lacking dark transverse bars; supranasals in contact; cutaneous expansions on sides of head; absence of predigital notch in preantebrachial cutaneous expansion; imbricate parachute support scales; four irregular rows of low, rounded enlarged scales on dorsum; 20–29 scales across widest portion of tail terminus; three indistinct chevrons on dorsum; 7–11 pairs of preanal pores; femoral pores absent; tail with an expanded terminal flap and weak lobe fusion at proximal border of tail terminus.|
|Etymology||Latin implying an inhabitant of the Nicobar Islands.|
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