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Gekko remotus RÖSLER, INEICH, WILMS & BÖHME, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGekko remotus RÖSLER, INEICH, WILMS & BÖHME 2012 
DistributionPalau Islands (Babeldaob, Bablomekang, Beliliou, Kmekumer Island, Malakal, Ngeaur, Ngercheu, Ngeruais, Ngerekebesang, Ngerikeuid Island, Oreor, Ulebsechel and Ulong)

Type locality: Palau Islands  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 20611, male, coll. by Brock, before 1874, received from Godeffroy Museum, Hamburg (via Zoological Museum, University of Göttin- gen, 1977). 
CommentDiet: insects, fruit.

Similar species: G. vittatus, which which it has been confused previously. 
EtymologyThe 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. 
  • Rösler, Herbert; Ivan Ineich, Thomas M. Wilms & Wolfgang Böhme 2012. Studies on the taxonomy of the Gekko vittatus Houttuyn, 1782 complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) I. On the variability of G. vittatus Houttuyn, 1782 sensu lato, with the description of a new species from Palau Islands, Micronesia. Bonn zoological Bulletin 61 (2): 241–254 - get paper here
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