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Lepidodactylus intermedius DAREVSKY, 1964

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidodactylus intermedius DAREVSKY 1964
Lepidodactylus lugubris intermedius — RÖSLER 2000: 91
Lepidodactylus intermedius — OTA et al. 2000 
DistributionIndonesia (Lesser Sunda Archipelago: Komodo, Rintja)

Type locality: Komodo Island, at sea level [elevation 0 m]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZISP = ZIN 17614 (Zoological Institute, Acad. Sci. USSR); Paratype: MZB Lace 
Diagnosis 
CommentRevalidated by OTA et al. (2000). Has been considered as a synonym of L. lugubris by BAUER (1994) and others. 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin noun “intermedius”, intermediate. The name was proposed by Darevsky in allusion to the intermediate morphological position of this species between Lepidodactylus lugubris and Lepidodactylus lombocensis.  
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 1994. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Gekkonidae I (Australia). Das Tierreich, Vol. 108, W. de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin)
  • Darevsky, l. S. 1964. Two new species of gekkonid lizards from the Komodo island in Lesser Sundas Archipelago. Zool. Anz. 173:169—174.
  • Ineich, I. 2008. A new arboreal Lepidodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu: from egg to holotype. Zootaxa 1918: 26–38 - get paper here
  • Ota, H., I. S. DAREVSKY, I. INEICH & S. YAMASHIRO 2000. Reevaluation of the taxonomic status of two Lygodactylus species (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Indonesia. Copeia 2000 (4): 1109-1113 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Zug, G. R.; Watling, D.; Alefaio, T.; Alefaio, S.; Ludescher, C. 2003. A new gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Genus Lepidodactylus) from Tuvalu, South-central Pacific. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 116 (1): 38-46 - get paper here
  • Zug, G.R. 2006. Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in islands Asia. A L. aureolineatus from Sulawesi. Hamadryad 30 (1): 211-213
 
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