Gekko remotus RÖSLER, INEICH, WILMS & BÖHME, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko remotus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Gekko remotus RÖSLER, INEICH, WILMS & BÖHME 2012|
|Distribution||Palau Islands (Babeldaob, Bablomekang, Beliliou, Kmekumer Island, Malakal, Ngeaur, Ngercheu, Ngeruais, Ngerekebesang, Ngerikeuid Island, Oreor, Ulebsechel and Ulong)|
Type locality: Palau Islands
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 20611, male, coll. by Brock, before 1874, received from Godeffroy Museum, Hamburg (via Zoological Museum, University of Göttin- gen, 1977).|
|Comment||Diet: insects, fruit.|
Similar species: G. vittatus, which which it has been confused previously.
|Etymology||The species name is derived from the Latin adjective remotus, -a, -um, meaning far away, and refers to the remote, isolated distribution range of the new species.|