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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) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R184388, adult male. 
CommentDiagnosis: Lepidodactylus oligoporus Buden, n. sp., is distinguished from other members of Group II by differences in the numbers of midbody scale rows (130–134), fourth-toe scansors (15–19), interorbital scales (34–35), and precloacal/femoral pore-bearing scales (12–15) and by the lack of cloacal spurs and the presence of a moderate amount of webbing between the toes. In body size and scutellation, it most resembles L. novaeguineae Brown & Parker from New Guinea and L. pulcher Boulenger from the Admiralty Islands.


poros (Greek) meaning pore, in allusion to the relatively small number of enlarged precloacal /femoral pore-scales in this species. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from oligos (Greek) meaning few, and  
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
 
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