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Pseudogekko chavacano SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesZamboanga False Gecko 
SynonymPseudogekko chavacano SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN 2014 
DistributionPhilippines (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 - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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). 
Etymologyfrom 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. 
References
  • DAVIS, DREW R.; JESSA L. WATTERS, GUNTHER KÖHLER, COLLIN WHITSETT, NICHOLAS A. HURON, RAFE M. BROWN, ARVIN C. DIESMOS & CAMERON D. SILER 2015. Redescription of the rare Philippine false gecko Pseudogekko brevipes (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) and description of a new species Zootaxa 4020 (2): 357–374
  • Siler CD, Welton LJ, Davis DR, Watters JL, Davey CS, Diesmos AC, Diesmos ML, Brown RM. 2014. Taxonomic revision of the Pseudogekko compresicorpus complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with descriptions of three new species. Herpetological Monographs, 28: 110–139 - get paper here
  • SILER, CAMERON D.; DREW R. DAVIS, ARVIN C. DIESMOS, FAITH GUINTO, COLLIN WHITSETT, RAFE M. BROWN 2016. A new species of Pseudogekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Romblon Island Group, Central Philippines. Zootaxa 4139 (2): 248–260 - get paper here
 
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