Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis ZUG, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Palauan slender gecko|
|Synonym||Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis ZUG 2010|
Type locality: Palau Islands, extreme northern tip of Ulebsechel Island, 50 m south of channel between Ngermalk and Ulebsechel.
|Types||Holotype: USNM 563682, adult male, collected by Ronald I. Crombie, 2 August 1998. Paratypes: SAM, USNM|
|Comment||Major diagnostic features : bisexual taxon; pigmented caecum and gonadal ducts; in adult males femoral pore series separate from precloacal pore series, absent in females; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial not greatly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae usually 3-4-4-3 (forefoot) and 3-4-4-4 (hindfoot); average adult SVL ~31–32 mm; mute coloration of light brown background with small scattering of dark brown spots, contrasting with a bright postsacral marking with small dark brown center with light orange V-shaped border and series of widely spaced dorsolateral orange spots.|
|Etymology||The name ganoklonis derives from the Greek adjective and noun, ganos for bright or brightness and klonis for buttock or rump. The bright rump refers to the bright yellow chevron (postsacral) mark at the base of the tail. The name is proposed as an adjective.|