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Gekko reevesii (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Reeves’ Tokay Gecko
G: Reeves’ Tokeh
Chinese: 黑疣大壁虎 
SynonymGecko Reevesii GRAY 1831: 48
Gekko reevesii — RÖSLER et al. 2011
Gekko reevesii — ZHANG et al. 2014
Gekko (Gekko) reevesii — WOOD et al. 2019 
DistributionChina, NW Vietnam (Son La)

Type locality: China  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.25.98 
CommentSynonymy: Gecko Reevesii GRAY 1831 has been synonymized with G. gecko by MERTENS 1955, but resurrected by RÖSLER et al. 2011.

Original description: “Black, with cross band of white spots, and some obscure rather larger tubercular scales.” (GRAY 1831). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gawor, A., C. T. Pham, T. Q. Nguyen, T. T. Nguyen, A. Schmitz & T. Ziegler 2016. The herpetofauna of the Bai Tu Long National Park, northeastern Vietnam. Salamandra 52 (1): 23-41 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & E. Pidgeon: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed [V Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London: 481 + 110 pp. [1830]
  • Mertens, R. 1955. Über eine eigenartige Rasse des Tokehs (Gekko gecko) aus Ost-Pakistan. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 21-24
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Anh Van Pham, Hoang Van Tu, Tan Van Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler 2018. New records and an updated list of lizards from Son La Province, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 11: 209-216 - get paper here
  • RÖSLER, HERBERT; AARON M. BAUER, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE, ELI GREENBAUM, TODD JACKMAN, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and zoogeography of the genus Gekko Laurenti, 1768 with the revalidation of G. reevesii Gray, 1831 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2989: 1–50 - get paper here
  • Skipwith, P.L., Bi, K., Oliver, P.M. 2019. Relicts and radiations: Phylogenomics of an Australasian lizard clade with east Gondwanan origins (Gekkota: Diplodactyloidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2019), doi: - 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 - get paper here
  • Zhang, Yueyun; Chongtao Chen, Li Li, Chengjian Zhao, Weicai Chen & Yong Huang 2014. Insights from ecological niche modeling on the taxonomic distinction and niche differentiation between the black- spotted and red-spotted tokay geckoes (Gekko gecko). Ecology and Evolution 4 (17): 3383– 3394, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1183 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T., RAUHAUS, A., TRAN, T.D., PHAM, C.T., VAN SCHINGEN, M., DANG, P.H., LE, M.D. & NGUYEN, T.Q. 2015. Die Amphibien- und Reptilienfauna der Me-Linh-Biodiversitätsstation in Nordvietnam. Sauria 37 (4): 11-44 - get paper here
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