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Luperosaurus iskandari BROWN, SUPRIATNA & OTA, 2000

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLuperosaurus iskandari BROWN, SUPRIATNA & OTA 2000
Luperosaurus iskandari — KOCH 2012
Gekko iskandari — BROWN et al. 2012 (preliminary) 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi = Celebes)

Type locality: At 85 m elevation at the base of Mt. Tompotika, approx. 4 km E of Dusun Satu (Region 1), Kampung/Desa (Village) Siuna, Kecamatan (Kingdom), Pagimana, Kabupaten (Regency) Banggai, Propinsi Sulawesi Tengah (Centra Sulawesi Province), Sulawesi Island, Indonesia (0°44.5’S, 123°01.1’E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace. 2114 
CommentPhylogeny: Luperosaurus iskandari is nested within Gekko (BROWN et al. 2012), and hence may have to be renamed.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Djoko T. Iskandar (1950-), in honor of his contributions to the taxonomy of the herpetofauna of Sulawesi. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown, R. M. and A. C. Diesmos 2000. The lizard genus Luperosaurus: taxonomy, history, and conservation prospects for some of the world's rarest lizards. Sylvatrop: Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 10:107-124.
  • Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A. C. & Duya, M.V. 2007. A new Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sierra Madre of Luzon Island, Philippines. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55 (1): 167-174 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M., Jatna Supriatna and Hidetoshi Ota. 2000. Discovery of a new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sulawesi, with a phylogenetic analysis of the genus, and comments on the status of Luperosaurus serraticaudus. Copeia 2000 (1): 191-209 - get paper here
  • Iskandar, Djoko T. and Mumpuni 2002. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection. Hamadryad 27 (1):123-135
  • Koch, A. 2011. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi: Underestimated Diversity in a Dynamic Environment. In: F.E. Zachos and J.C. Habel (eds.), Biodiversity Hotspots. Springer, Berlin, p. 383-404
  • Koch, A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Edition Chimaira, 374 pp. [ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4] - 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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