Pseudogekko chavacano SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudogekko chavacano?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Zamboanga Gecko|
|Synonym||Pseudogekko chavacano SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN 2014|
|Distribution||Philippines (Mindanao: Zamboanga Peninsula)|
Type locality: Barangay Pasonanca, Pasonanca National Park, Zamboanga Sur Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines (06°58’39.03’’N, 122°04’01.65’’E; WGS-84.
|Types||Holotype: PNM 9812 (ACD No. 3784, formerly KU 314963), adult male, collected in secondary-growth forest (2000 to 2230 h) on 21 April 2008, by A.C. Diesmos. Paratype.—One adult female (KU 314964) collected on 12 July 2008 in Sitio km 24, Barangay Baluno, Pasonanca National Park, Zamboanga Sur Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines (07u193.2240N, 122u1943.860E; WGS-84; 758 m) by R.M. Brown; two hatchlings (CAS-SU 23548, 23549) collected on 8 May 1959 in a mid- montane dipterocarp forest near Cuyot Creek, Zamboanga del Norte Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines (08u1997.970N, 123u3198.40E; WGS-84) by A.C. Alcala.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Pseudogekko chavacano can be distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) body size small (SVL 54.7–55.9 mm); (2) axilla–groin distance 47.8–54.9% SVL; (3) head length 18.6–19.1% SVL; (4) snout 55.2–58.0% head length; (5) Toe IV scansors 17–20; (6) paravertebral scales 195–197; (7) ventral scales 122 or 123; (8) supralabials 15 or 16; (9) infralabials 16 or 17; (10) circumorbitals 46; (11) precloacal pores 16; (12) femoral pores absent; (13) dominant body coloration light brown; (14) conspicuous head spotting present, dense, neon green; (15) conspicuous dorsolateral spotting present, neon green; (16) conspicuous limb spotting present, dense, neon green; (17) tail banding present; (18) body striping absent; (19) inter- orbital banding absent; and (20) ciliary ring coloration absent (Tables 1, 2).|
|Etymology||from the traditional term Chavacanos, other- wise known as Philippine–Creole Spanish, the language still spoken today by over 800,000 people, the Zamboangueno ̃ s, of Zambanga City, southwestern Philippines.|
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