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Gekko vertebralis TODA, SENGOKU, HIKIDA & OTA, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGekko vertebralis TODA, SENGOKU, HIKIDA & OTA 2008 
DistributionJapan (Ryukyu Archipelago)

Type locality: Japan, Ryukyu Archipelago, from Kodakarajima Island of the Tokara Group  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KUZ R34204, adult male, 5 July 1994, M. Toda 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—The species epithet vertebralis refers to the series of prominent light interspaces between mid-dorsal dark blotches, which collectively form a vertebral column-like pattern. 
References
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2017. A new karst dwelling species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Laos Zootaxa 4263 (1): 179-193 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; YING-YONG WANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG, TANJA LEHMANN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI 2013. A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the border region between China and Vietnam. Zootaxa 3652 (5): 501–518 - get paper here
  • Shibaike, Y. et al. 2009. Chromosome Evolution in the Lizard Genus Gekko (Gekkonidae, Squamata, Reptilia) in the East Asian Islands. Cytogenet Genome Res 127: 182-190
  • Toda, Mamoru; Showichi Sengoku, Tsutomu Hikida, and Hidetoshi Ota 2008. Description of Two New Species of the Genus Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Tokara and Amami Island Groups in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Copeia 2008 (2): 452–466 - get paper here
 
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