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Lepidodactylus oligoporus BUDEN, 2007

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLepidodactylus oligoporus BUDEN 2007 
DistributionMicronesia (Mortlock Islands, Chuuk)

Type locality: Namoluk Atoll, Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia (7° 11’ N, 134° 16’ E)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R184388, adult male. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from oligos (Greek) meaning few, and poros (Greek) meaning pore, in allusion to the relatively small number of enlarged precloacal /femoral pore-scales in this species. 
References
  • Buden, Donald W. 2007. Reptiles of Satawan Atoll and the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 61 (3): 407-414
  • Buden, Donald W. 2007. A New Species of the Genus Lepidodactylus Fitzinger(Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 61 (3): 415-428
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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