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Nactus rainerguentheri ZUG, 2020

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Vogelkop Slender-toed Gecko 
SynonymNactus rainerguentheri ZUG 2020: 39 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Wandammen Peninsula: Wondiwoi Mountains)

Type locality: near Maja Brook, 550 m above sea level (asl), Wondiwoi Mountains, base of Wandammen Peninsula, 2°57′32′′S 134°37′58′′E, west of Yeretuar, Papua Indonesia  
TypesHolotype. ZMB 62760, an adult female, collected by Rainer Günther on 7 May 2000 (Figure 14). 
DiagnosisDefinition. A bisexual taxon of geckos (Gekkoni- nae) of moderately small adults (47 mm SVL) with keeled sub- caudals, no postmental scale, few rows (<12) of dorsal tubercles, although with a large number of tubercles (37) in parasagittal row (TubRow), no tubercles on thigh and crus, and no precloa- cal pores in females, unknown in males. Diagnostic summary in Table 8. 
CommentOnly known from a single specimen.

Distribution: see map in Zug 2020: 39 (Fig. 12). 
EtymologyThe specific name honors Rainer Günther for his exemplary research into the biology and systematics of New Guinea anurans and for the discovery of this species. 
  • Zug, George R. 2020. Diversity in Pacific Slender-Toed Geckos, Nactus pelagicus Complex (Reptilia: Squamata), of New Guinea and Adjacent Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, (651): x + 92 pages - get paper here
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