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Luperosaurus sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymLuperosaurus sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG 2008 
DistributionMalaysia (Borneo: Crocker Range Park, Sabah)

Type locality: near bank of Sungai Bariawa, Crocker Range Park (05°24'177"N, 116°07'897"E), Keningau District, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).  
TypesHolotype: SP 06618, female, collected 19 February 2002 by Pius Kandaung. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small species of Luperosaurus (SVL 34.7 mm), diagnosable from congeneric species by the possession of the following combination of characters: body robust; head narrower than body; auricular open- ing oval-squarish; subrictal tubercles present; two intersupranasals contacting rostral; rostral contacts nares; nine supralabials to the middle of the orbital; 14/15 supralabials to posterior edge of orbit; 11 infralabials; 1–3 anteriormost chin scales subequal, larger than those to their posterior; dorsal body scales rounded, convex and granular; ca. 104 dorsal scale rows; 45 ventral scale rows; ca. 149 midbody scale rows; ventrolateral body tubercles spinose; three distal scansors deeply notched; tail fringe with distinct serrations; and pale rounded spots present on middorsum [from DAS et al. 2008] 
EtymologyDerived from Malay, meaning "to hide", in reference to its presumed ecologically cryptic nature. 
  • Das, Indraneil; Lakim, Maklarin; Kandaung, Pius. 2008. New species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo). Zootaxa 1719: 53-60 - get paper here
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