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Gekko sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLuperosaurus sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG 2008
Gekko (Rhacogekko) sorok — WOOD et al. 2019 (incertae sedis) 
DistributionMalaysia (Borneo: Crocker Range Park, Sabah)

Type locality: near bank of Sungai Bariawa, Crocker Range Park (05°24'177"N, 116°07'897"E), Keningau District, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SP 06618, female, collected 19 February 2002 by Pius Kandaung. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small species of Luperosaurus (SVL 34.7 mm), diagnosable from congeneric species by the possession of the following combination of characters: body robust; head narrower than body; auricular open- ing oval-squarish; subrictal tubercles present; two intersupranasals contacting rostral; rostral contacts nares; nine supralabials to the middle of the orbital; 14/15 supralabials to posterior edge of orbit; 11 infralabials; 1–3 anteriormost chin scales subequal, larger than those to their posterior; dorsal body scales rounded, convex and granular; ca. 104 dorsal scale rows; 45 ventral scale rows; ca. 149 midbody scale rows; ventrolateral body tubercles spinose; three distal scansors deeply notched; tail fringe with distinct serrations; and pale rounded spots present on middorsum [from DAS et al. 2008] 
CommentLuperosaurus sorok was preliminarily assigned to the new subgenus Rhacogekko within Gekko. See Wood et al. 2019 for details. 
EtymologyRhacogekko is derived from the Greek noun rhakos, meaning "rag" or "wrinkle" in relation to the rounded lobe-like fringes or wrinkles on the lateral folds of the body.

The species name is derived from Malay, meaning "to hide", in reference to its presumed ecologically cryptic nature. 
References
  • Das, Indraneil; Lakim, Maklarin; Kandaung, Pius. 2008. New species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). Zootaxa 1719: 53-60 - 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
 
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