Hemidactylus principensis MILLER, SELLAS & DREWES, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus principensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus principensis MILLER, SELLAS & DREWES 2012|
Hemidactylus principensis — POLLO 2017
|Distribution||Príncipe Island, Republic of São Tome ́ and Príncipe|
Type locality: beach below Sao Joaquim, Príncipe Island,Republic of São Tome ́ and Príncipe (1°37’19.87’’N, 7°22’13.10’’E).
|Types||Holotype: CAS 219212, an adult male collected on a tree trunk. Collected by R.E. Stoelting.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Differs from all other members of the genus except Hemidactylus greeffi in the absence of the terminal phalanx and claw of the first digit (thumb) of the manus, (Fig 3) and from H. greeffi in a gold-coloured iris (Fig 4A), smaller adult body size (SVL: males x=61.4 mm; females = 54.2 mm), smaller size of enlarged dorsal tubercles (Fig 5A), lower number of divided lamellae beneath the third digit of the manus (six; Fig 6A) and third digit of the pes (six; Fig 6B), lower number of preano- femoral pores (26 to 39, x= 34.7) and some superciliary scales noticeably pointed [from MILLER et al. 2012].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Etymology.*This species is named for the Island of Príncipe of the Republic of São Tome ́ e Príncipe, to which it is endemic.|