Hemidactylus craspedotus MOCQUARD, 1890
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Mocquard's House Gecko, Frilled Gecko, Frilly House Gecko|
G: Gesäumter Haftzeher
|Synonym||Hemidactylus craspedotus MOCQUARD 1890: 144|
Mimetozoon floweri BOULENGER 1896
Mimetozoon craspedotus — SHELFORD 1901: 49
Mimetozoon craspedotus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 36
Platyurus craspedotus — TAYLOR 1963: 768
Cosymbotus craspedotus — KLUGE 1993
Cosymbotus craspedotus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 216
Hemidactylus craspedotus — ZUG et al. 2007
Hemidactylus craspedotus — BAUER et al. 2010
Hemidactylus craspedotus — GRISMER & QUAH 2019
|Distribution||W Malaysia (Penang, Perak; Pulau Pangkor, Selangor, Kepong: HR 32: 57, Pulau Tioman), |
S Thailand (Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, Trang),
Indonesia (Sumatra, N Borneo, Natuna islands), Singapore
Type locality: “nord de Bornéo” [Sabah]
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 1889.0297|
|Diagnosis||Description (genus Mimetozoon): Digits webbed for two-thirds, strongly dilated, with two rows of lamellae beneath; the distal phalanges clawed, slender and compressed, rising from within the extremity of the dilated part. Limbs, sides of head, body and tail with a large dermal expansion, covered above with imbricate tetragonal scales. Body covered with juxtaposed granular scales and tubercles. Pupil vertical. Males with femoral pores.|
Description (craspedotus): Snout narrow, pointed, longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening, one time and a half the diameter of the orbit; forehead concave; ear-opening small, oval, horizontal. Head-scales small, largest on the snout. Rostral rectangular, twice as broad as high, with median cleft; nostril bordered by the rostral, the first labial and three nasals. Eleven to twelve upper and eight to ten lower labials; mental very large, triangular; two pair of chin-shields, the inner larger and forming a suture. Body depressed; from axilla to groin a membrane borders the flanks, another the neck from behind the corner of the mouth to the fore limb; body covered above with very small granules, intermixed with small unequal round tubercles, irregularly distributed. Along the flanks a longitudinal series of tubercles, another, consisting of 7 or 9 tubercles along the neck. Ventral scales small, cycloid, imbricate. Male with 16 or 17 femoral pores on each side, separated in the middle. Tail much depressed, bordered on each side by a broad fold with sharp denticulated lateral edge, covered above with granules, anteriorly with transverse series of tubercles, below with enlarged plates. Limbs depressed, bordered on both sides by a membrane; digits short, strongly dilated, two-thirds webbed, all well developed; 5 lamellae under the inner, 8 or 9 under the fourth digit.
Coloration: Grey-brown above, mottled with brown, with quadrangular paired, brown spots; a dark streak on each side of the head, passing through the eye; tail with brown cross bars. Lower parts yellowish-grey, speckled with blackish towards the sides; lower anterior part of tail red.
Size: Length of head and body 59 mm.; tail 64 mm.
|Comment||Synonymy: Note that Cosymbotus platyurus has been renamed Hemidactylus platyurus by CARRANZA & ARNOLD.|
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