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

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLeyte Diminutive False Gecko 
SynonymPseudogekko ditoy SILER, WELTON, DAVIS, WATTERS, DAVEY, DIESMOS, DIESMOS & BROWN 2014 
DistributionPhilippines (Leyte, Samar)

Type locality: Sitio Cienda, Barangay Gabas, Municipality of Baybay, Leyte Province, Leyte Island, Philippines (10°41’N, 124°48’E; WGS-84. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. PNM 9811 (RMB No. 4365, formerly KU 326437), adult female, collected in secondary-growth forest on 28 June 1999, by R.M. Brown.
Paratype.—One adult male (KU 326438) collected in lowland, secondary-growth forest (2030 to 2300 h) on 31 August 2001, in the Calbiga—a river area, Barangay Gabas, Mu- nicipality of Baybay, Leyte Province, Leyte Island, Philippines (10u419N, 124u489E; WGS-84) by A.C. Diesmos. 
CommentDiagnosis. Pseudogekko ditoy can be dis- tinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) body size small (SVL 49.4–52.6 mm); (2) axilla–groin distance 50.7–56.5% SVL; (3) head length 18.2–18.9% SVL; (4) snout 57.4–59.3% head length; (5) Toe IV scansors 16 or 17; (6) paravertebral scales 180–185; (7) ventral scales 111–118; (8) supralabials 17–20; (9) infralabials 16 or 17; (10) circumorbitals 40 or 43; (11) precloacal pores 18; (12) femoral pores absent; (13) ground body coloration light brown; (14) head spots absent; (15) dorsolateral body spots absent; (16) limb spots absent; (17) tail bands absent; (18) body stripes absent; (19) interor- bital band absent; and (20) ciliary ring coloration undifferentiated (Tables 1, 2). 
Etymologyfrom the Leyte language (Waray-Waray) term ditoy, meaning diminutive or ‘‘the smaller one’’ in reference to the new species small body size and its distinction from its larger sympatric congener, P. pungkaypinit. 
References
  • Davis, Drew R., Marites B. Sanguila, Joseph C. Brown, Rafe M. Brown, Kerry A. Cobb, Philip Bergmann, Gen Morinaga, Nicholas A. Huron, Jessa L. Watters and Cameron D. Siler. 2015. Pseudogekko ditoy (Leyte diminutive false gecko) morphology. Herpetological Review 46 (4): 634-635
  • 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
  • Huron, Nicholas A., Nikki Dyanne C. Realubit, Kerry A. Cobb, Joseph C. Brown, Philip Bergmann, Gen Morinaga, Arvin C. Diesmos, Mae L. Diesmos, Rafe M. Brown and Cameron D. Siler. 2016. Discovery of new island populations of the recently described False Geckos (Pseudogekko pungkaypinit and Pseudogekko ditoy): Conservation implications for the Eastern Philippines. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 1-4
  • 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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