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Lepidodactylus woodfordi BOULENGER, 1887

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWoodford's Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus woodfordi - BOULENGER 1887
Lepidodactylus woodfordi — BOULENGER 1887: 487
Lepidodactylus woodfordi — DE ROOIJ 1915: 51
Lepidodactylus woodfordi — WERMUTH 1965: 100
Lepidodactylus lugubris - PASTEUR et al. 1987
Lepidodactylus lugubris — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus woodfordi — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Type locality: Faro Island, Solomon Islands. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 
CommentMember of Lepidodactylus group III.
Due to similarity with L. lugubris, the validity of this species has been questioned. However, L. woodfordi appears to be bisexual and therefore distinct from at least the widespread parthenogenetic forms of L. lugubris. 
References
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Second contribution to the herpetology of the Solomon islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1887: 333-340 - get paper here
  • Brown,W.C. & Parker,F. 1977. Lizards of the genus Lepidodactylus (Gekkonidae) from the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the islands of the Pacific, with description of new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 41: 253-265 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
 
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