Hemiphyllodactylus bintik GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, SUMARLI & LOREDO, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemiphyllodactylus bintik?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: SPOTTED DWARF GECKO|
Malay: CICAK KERDIL BERINTIK
|Synonym||Hemiphyllodactylus bintik GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, ONN, SUMARLI & LOREDO 2015|
|Distribution||West Malaysia (Terengganu)|
Type locality: at 800 m elevation on Gunung Tebu, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia (05°36.11′N, 102°36.19′S).
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 11216, adult male collected by Chan Kin Onn on 2 July 2013|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Hemiphyllodactylus bintik sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of Hemiphyllodactylus by the unique combination of: a maximum SVL of 36.6 mm; seven chin scales extending transversely from unions of second and third infralabials and posterior margin of mental; enlarged postmental scales; five circumnasal scales; three scales between supranasals (= postrostrals); 11 supralabials; 12 infralabials; 17 longitudinally arranged dorsal scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; seven longitudinally arranged ventral scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; lamellar formula on hand 2443; lamellar formula on foot 3444; dorsal body pattern consisting of dark, squarish, paravertebral blotches; postsacral mark cream-coloured, lacking anteriorly projecting arms; and caecum and oviducts unpigmented. These characters and potentially diagnostic morphometric characters are scored across all species in Table 4 in Grismer et al. 2015.|
|Comment||Sympatry: H. tehtarik is found in the vicinity of H. bintik|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet ‘bintik’ is a Malaysian word for ‘spot’, and refers to the spotted dorsal pattern of this species.|