Luperosaurus gulat BROWN, DIESMOS, DUYA, GARCIA & RICO, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Luperosaurus gulat?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Luperosaurus gulat BROWN, DIESMOS, DUYA, GARCIA & RICO 2010|
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)
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9282 (Field Collection number ELR 1579), adult male, by Uldarico Dodong Carestia and H. J. D. Garcia, 5 July 2007.|
|Comment||Phylogeny: 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).
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific epithet is taken from the Tagalog (Filipino) term gulat, meaning something unexpected, a surprise, or an astonishing finding.|