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Hemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis ZUG, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTitiwangsa slender gecko 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis ZUG 2010
Hemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionW Malaysia (Pahang Province)

Type locality: Malaysia, Pahang Province, Cameron Highlands, Gunong Brinchang (= Berincang) summit area.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.4782, adult male, collected by H. H. Tan and others, 25 June 2000.
Paratypes: ZFMK, ZRC 
CommentMajor diagnostic features: bisexual taxon; caecum and gonadal ducts not pigmented; pre- cloacal–femoral pore series continuous in males (TotPore 17–39), absent in females; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial distinctly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae usually 3-4-4-4 (forefoot) and 4-4-5-5 or 4-5-5-5 (hindfoot); average adult SVL ~49 mm; dorsal and lateral trunk pattern of dark brown irregular transverse bands, muted postsacral bar of narrow white arms onto hips.

Behavior: nocturnal

Distribution: see map in Grismer et al. 2015 (Fig. 1C). 
EtymologyThese geckos occur in the south central region of the Banjaran Titiwangsa; hence the taxon is a resident (likely endemic) of Titiwangsa and so named. 
References
  • 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
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. and L. Lee Grismer. 2014. Hemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis (Titiwangsa slender gecko) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (3): 500
  • 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
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • 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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