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Perochirus scutellatus (FISCHER, 1882)

IUCN Red List - Perochirus scutellatus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Shielded Tropical Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus ateles var. scutellatus FISCHER 1882
Perochirus scutellatus — BOULENGER 1885: 156
Perochirus scutellatus — WERMUTH 1965: 125
Perochirus scutellatus — KLUGE 1993
Perochirus scutellatus — RÖSLER 2000: 101 
DistributionMicronesia: Tetau Island (Carolines) and Greenwich Islands (Kapingamarangi Atoll, State of Pohnpei).

Type locality: Greenwich Islands.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.14.76 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C. 1976. Review of the Genus Perochirus (Gekkonidae). Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (126): 1-14 - get paper here
  • Buden, Donald W. & Danko Taboroši 2016. Reptiles of the Federated States of Micronesia. Island Research and Education Initiative, 311 pp. - get paper here
  • Fischer, J. G. 1882. Herpetologische Bemerkungen. I. Bemerkungen über einzelne Stücke der Schlangensammlung des kön. Zoologischen Museums in Dresden. . II. Neue Eidechen aus Australien und Polynesien. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 48: 281-302 - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S R; 2019. Perochirus scutellatus (Giant Micronesian Gecko) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 143
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Wiles, G.J. 2004. A Record of Perochirus cf. scutellatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands. Micronesica 37 (1):163-166
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