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Luperosaurus palawanensis BROWN & ALCALA, 1978

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPalawan Wolf Gecko 
SynonymLuperosaurus palawanensis BROWN & ALCALA 1978: 113
Luperosaurus palawanensis — KLUGE 1993
Luperosaurus palawanensis — BROWN et al. 2000 
DistributionPhilippines (Palawan)

Type locality: Palawan Island, Malatgaw River, SE of Thumb Peak, about 3.5 km NW of Iwahig  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 134207 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Brown W C; Alcala A C 1978. Philippine lizards of the family Gekkonidae. Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines 1978: i-vii, 1-146
  • 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., 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, 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
  • 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
  • Gaulke, M., H. Rösler & R. M. Brown 2007. A new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Panay Island, Philippines, with comments on the taxonomic status of Luperosaurus cumingii (Grey, 1845). Copeia 2007 (2):413-425 - 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
  • Russell A P 1979. A new species of Luperosaurus (Gekkonidae) with comments on the genus. Herpetologica 35 (3): 282-288 - get paper here
 
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