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Luperosaurus gulat BROWN, DIESMOS, DUYA, GARCIA & RICO, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymLuperosaurus gulat BROWN, DIESMOS, DUYA, GARCIA & RICO 2010 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan)

Type locality: 1300m elevation, 3.4 km west, 0.60 km south of Mt. Mantalingajan peak, Barangay Ransang, area known locally as ‘‘Gunob,’’ Municipality of Rizal, Palawan Province, Palawan Island, Philippines (8°48’48.7’’N; 117°38’59.1’’E)  
TypesHolotype: PNM 9282 (Field Collection number ELR 1579), adult male, by Uldarico Dodong Carestia and H. J. D. Garcia, 5 July 2007. 
CommentPhylogeny: Based on DNA sequences, Luperosaurus gulat is related to the genus Gekko (BROWN et al. 2012), and hence may have to be renamed.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet is taken from the Tagalog (Filipino) term gulat, meaning something unexpected, a surprise, or an astonishing finding. 
  • Brown, R.M., Diesmos, A.C., Duya, M.V., Garcia, H.J.D., & Rico, E.L. 2010. New forest gecko (Squamata; Gekkonidae; Genus Luperosaurus) from Mt. Mantalingajan, southern Palawan Island, Philippines. Journal of Herpetology 44 (1): 37–48 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Arvin C. Diesmos, and Carl H. Oliveros 2011. New Flap-Legged Forest Gecko (Genus Luperosaurus) from the Northern Philippines. Journal of Herpetology 45 (2): 202-210. - 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
  • Rafe M. Brown, Cameron D. Siler, Indraneil Das, Yong Min 2012. Testing the phylogenetic affinities of Southeast Asia’s rarest geckos: Flap-legged geckos (Luperosaurus), Flying geckos (Ptychozoon) and their relationship to the pan-Asian genus Gekko. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 915-921 - get paper here
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