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Pseudogekko isapa SILER, DAVIS, DIESMOS, GUINTO, WHITSETT & BROWN, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Romblon Province False Gecko 
SynonymPseudogekko isapa SILER, DAVIS, DIESMOS, GUINTO, WHITSETT & BROWN 2016 
DistributionPhilippines (Sibuyan Island)

Type locality: Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, Municipality of Magdiwang, Barangay Talaba, Romblon Province, Sibuyan Island, Philippines (12.401873°N, 122.539747°E; WGS 84; 479 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. PNM 9816 (ACD Field No. 8920), adult male, collected at 21:30 hrs in 2014, by ACD and party.
Paratype. One adult female (CAS 139713) collected on 22 May 1972, on a small vine in secondary forest, from Dubduban Barrio, Municipality of San Agustin, Romblon Province, Tablas Island, Philippines (12.58332°N, 122.1°E; WGS 84; ~17 m elev.), by L. C. Alcala and party. 
Comment 
EtymologyWe derive the new species epithet from the Tagalog (Filipino) phrase isa pa, meaning “another” or “one more” in reference to our surprise at the discovery of yet another distinctive new species of Pseudogekko immediately following our review of the genus (Siler et al. 2014a), including what we thought was a comprehensive review of the P. compresicorpus (Siler et al. 2014b) and P. brevipes complexes (Davis et al. 2015a). 
References
  • 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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