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Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae BRONGERSMA, 1931

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSumatran slender gecko 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus margarethae BRONGERSMA 1931: 11
Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae — ZUG 2010 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra in text; Borneo on map [Fig. 20 in ZUG 2010]).

Type locality: “Fort de Kock, Sumatra” (Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZMA 11095 
CommentSynonymy: Has been previously synonymized with Hemiphyllodactylus typus (by BRONGERSMA 1932 and SMITH 1935) but revalidated by ZUG 2010.

Major diagnostic features: bisexual taxon; unpigmented caecum, oviducts pigmented or not; if present, femoral pore series separate from precloacal pore series; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial distinctly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae 4-4-4-4 (fore- foot) and 4-5-5-5 (hindfoot); average adult SVL ~41 mm [ZUG 2010].

Behavior: nocturnal 
EtymologyThe origin of the name margarethae is unknown (ZUG 2010). 
References
  • Brongersma, L. D. 1931. Résultats scientifiques du Voyage aux Indes Orientales Néerlandaises de LL. AA. RR. le Prince et la Princesse Léopold de Belgique. Mémoires du Musée Royal d’Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, Brussels, 5:1—39
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; AWAL RIYANTO, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & JIMMY A. MCGUIRE 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pulau Enggano, southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3821 (4): 485–495
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr, Shahrul Anuar, Evan S. H. Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Alexandra X. Sumarli and Ariel I. Loredo 1860. Repeated evolution of sympatric, palaeoendemic species in closely related, co-distributed lineages of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) across a sky-island archipelago in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174 (4): 859–876; DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12254 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD Jr, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE,, RAFE M. BROWN,0, NGO VAN TRI and PHAM HONG THAI 2013. Integrative taxonomy uncovers high levels of cryptic species diversity in Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 849–880
  • TRI, NGO VAN; L. LEE GRISMER, PHAM HONG THAI & P. L. WOOD, JR. 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Na–Nui Chua Nature Reserve, Central Vietnam. Zootaxa 3760 (4): 539–552 - get paper here
  • Zug, G. R. 2010. Speciation and Dispersal in a Low Diversity Taxon: The Slender Geckos Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Smithsonian contributions to zoology (631): 1-70 - get paper here
 
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