Pseudogekko compresicorpus (TAYLOR, 1915)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudogekko compresicorpus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Philippine Gecko, Philippine forest gecko (also general name for genus)|
|Synonym||Luperosaurus compresicorpus TAYLOR 1915: 96|
Pseudogekko compressicorpus — TAYLOR 1922
Pseudogekko compressicorpus — WERMUTH 1965: 151
Pseudogekko compressicorpus — KLUGE 1993
Pseudogecko [sic] compressicorpus — RÖSLER 2000: 106
Pseudogekko compresicorpus — SILER et al. 2014
Pseudogekko cf. compresicorpusi — BINADAY et al. 2017
|Distribution||Philippines (Bohol, Luzon: Limay, Polillo, Masbate, Tablas)|
Type locality: Limay, Bataan Province, Luzon.
|Types||Holotype: lost, originally BSMP (Bureau of Science, Manila) 1781, destroyed during World War II.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (genus): The only external morphological character used to differentiate Pseudogekko from Lepidodactylus, is the preanofemoral pore series. In Pseudogekko, the series is described as being significantly arched anteromedially (versus non-arched in Lepidodactylus; Kluge, 1968).|
Diagnosis. Pseudogekko compresicorpus can be distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) body size large (SVL 54.9–59.7 mm); (2) axilla– groin distance 49.3–55.2% SVL; (3) head length 16.1–18.0% SVL; (4) snout long 56.9– 64.6% head length; (5) Toe IV scansors 18 or 19; (6) paravertebral scales 226–234; (7) ventral scales 127–130; (8) supralabials 16– 20; (9) infralabials 13–16; (10) circumorbitals 39–45; (11) precloacal pores 13 or 14; (12) femoral pores absent; (13) dominant body coloration dark brown to tan; (14) conspicu- ous head spotting present, neon green; (15) conspicuous dorsolateral spotting present, faint, neon green; (16) conspicuous limb spotting present, faint, neon green; (17) tail banding absent; (18) body striping absent; (19) interorbital banding absent; and (20) ciliary ring coloration present, light blue (Fig. 3; Tables 1 and 2 in Siler et la. 2014).
|Comment||Type species: Luperosaurus compresicorpus TAYLOR 1915 is the type species of the genus Pseudogekko TAYLOR 1922: 103.|
|Etymology||The species was named after its compressed body, but in the original description Taylor spelled it “compresicorpus”, apparently by accident and there seems to be no other occurrence of the word in the text.|