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 False 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.
|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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