Lygodactylus miops GÜNTHER, 1891
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lygodactylus miops?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Gunther's Dwarf Gecko|
|Synonym||Lygodactylus miops GÜNTHER 1891: 287|
Microscalabotes spinulifer BOETTGER 1913
Lygodactylus septemtuberculatus ANGEL 1942 (fide GLAW & VENCES 1994)
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) miops — PASTEUR 1964: 313
Lygodactylus septemtuberculatus — WERMUTH 1965: 108
Lygodactylus septemtuberculatus — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus miops — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) miops — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 285
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) septemtuberculatus — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) miops septemtuberculatus — KRÜGER 2001
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) miops — KRÜGER 2001
Lygodactylus miops — RÖLL et al. 2010
Type locality: Senbendrana, E Madagascar
Type locality: Wald bei Moramanga [spinulifer and septemtuberculatus] Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH RR.1922.214.171.124|
Lectotype: SMF 8931 [spinulifer]
|Comment||Diagnosis. A common forest-dwelling species in the South East, Southern Central East, Northern Central East, and North East of Madagascar. It can clearly be assigned to the L. madagascariensis group by sharing the characters listed in the group definition above. L. miops differs from other species of the Lygodactylus madagascariensis group, by the number of typically five (vs. four) postpostmental scales. Further distinguished from L. madagascariensis, L. expectatus, and L. rarus by the presence of dorsolateral tubercles and lateral spines on the base of the tail (vs. absence); from L. expectatus by non-enlarged dorsolateral scales (vs. enlarged), from L. rarus by the absence of broad and distinct crossbands on tail (vs. presence), and from L. guibei by smaller dorsolateral tubercles and smaller spiny tubercles on tail base (vs. larger and more distinct tubercles).|
Habitat. According to Angel (1942), L. miops occurs in forest. In the Ranomafana area, specimens were found active during the day on tree trunks in rainforest and at night, sleeping on leaves at a perch height of about 1.5 m. At Nahampoana, specimens were active during the day on mossy rocks in rainforest (Puente et al. 2009).
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