Hemiphyllodactylus insularis TAYLOR, 1918
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemiphyllodactylus insularis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Philippine slender gecko|
|Synonym||Hemiphyllodactylus insularis TAYLOR 1918: 237|
Hemiphyllodactylus insularis — RÖSLER 2000
Hemiphyllodactylus insularis — ZUG 2010
|Distribution||Philippines (Mindoro to Mindanao, westward on both the Palawan and Sulu Archipelago arcs, Panay, Cebu)|
Type locality: “Sumagui, Mindoro” (Philippines)
|Types||Holotype: CM 2052].|
|Comment||Synonymy: synonymized with H. typus by BROWN & ALCALA 1978 but revalidated by ZUG 2010.|
Major diagnostic features: bisexual taxon; pigmented caecum and oviducts; no precloacal– femoral pores in females, present in males, precloacal and femoral pore series separated; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial not greatly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae 3-3-3-3 (forefoot) and 3-4-4-4 (hindfoot); aver- age adult SVL ~34, 31 mm (females, males); series of red spots dorsolaterally on trunk and bright postsacral bar of red and dark brown (ZUG 2010).
|Etymology||Taylor (1918) did not explain his choice of the epithet insularis, presumably because he assumed the name was self-explanatory; insularis is a Latin adjective for of islands.|