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Hemiphyllodactylus cicak COBOS, GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR & MUIN, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Penang Island Slender Gekko
Malay: Cicak Kerdil Pulau Pinang 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus cicak COBOS, GRISMER, WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR & MUIN 2016 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Pulau Pinang)

Type locality: 600 m elevation from the living room of the old Ban Hin Lee Guest House on Penang Hill, Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia (5°25’23.14”N, 100°16’19.79”E)  
TypesHolotype: LSUCH 11762, adult male, collected by Evan Quah and L. Lee Grismer on 5 May 2014 at approximately 1800 hrs during a heavy thunderstorm.
Paratypes. Three adult females (LSUHC 11763–65) are associated with the same collection data as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis specific epithet “cicak” is the Malay word for lizard. 
  • COBOS, ANTHONY; L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of geckos of the Hemiphyllodactylus harterti group, a new species from Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia, and a likely case of true cryptic speciation Zootaxa 4107 (3): 367-380 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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