Pseudogekko chavacano SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2014
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|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. Map legend:
- Type locality.
|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.
|Comment||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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