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Ptychozoon horsfieldii (GRAY, 1827)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Horsfield's Flying Gecko, Horsfield's Parachute Gecko
G: Horsfields Faltengecko 
SynonymPteropleura horsfieldii GRAY 1827: 56
Platydactylus horsfieldii — FITZINGER 1843: 101
Ptychozoon homalocephala GRAY 1845: 164 (not of CREVELD fide STEJNEGER 1907)
Ptychozoon homalocephala — STOLICZKA 1870: 159
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — MÜLLER 1892: 209
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — STEJNEGER 1907: 170
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — DE ROOIJ 1915: 61
Ptychozoon horsfieldi — SMITH 1935: 119
Ptychozoon horsfeldi — TAYLOR 1963: 814 (in error)
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — KLUGE 1993
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — RÖSLER 2000: 107
Ptychozoon horsfieldii — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionIndia (Mizoram), Myanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Malaysian Penisnula, Indonesia (Natuna, Borneo: Brunei, Sarawak; Sumatra), Singapore

Type locality: Singapore (STEJNEGER 1907; see comment). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.25.86 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSTEJNEGER 1907 also mentions “India” as one type locality. According to I. DAS (pers. comm.) P. horsfieldii does not occur in India, nor in Japan (fide NAKAMURA & UENO 1963) although it may have been introduced to the latter (occurs on Okinawa fide WERMUTH 1965: 154). 
References
  • Brown, Rafe M. 1999. New species of parachute gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: genus Ptychozoon) from northeastern Thailand and central Vietnam. Copeia 1999 (4): 990-1001 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M., John W. Ferner and Arvin C. Diesmos. 1997. Definition of the Philippine Parachute Gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: gekkonidae): Redescription, designation of a neotype, and comparisons with related species. Herpetologica 53 (3): 357-373. - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Cameron D. Siler, L. Lee Grismer, Indraneil Das, Jimmy A. McGuire 2013. Phylogeny and cryptic diversification in Southeast Asian flying geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66 (2):351-361 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • Das, I. & Vijayakumar, S.P. 2009. New species of Ptychozoon (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Nicobar Archipelago, Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 2095: 8–20 - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, fasciculus primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1827. A Synopsis of the Genera of Saurian Reptiles in which some new Genera are indicated, and the others reviewed by actual Examination. Philos. Mag., London, 2 (2): 54-58. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Lalremsanga, H.T., L. Khawlhring & Lalrotluanga 2010. Three additional lizard (Squamata: Sauria) records for Mizoram, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(2): 718-720
  • Macát, Zdenek; Hanyrol H. Ahmad Sah, and T. Ulmar Grafe 2016. Attempted predation of Ptychozoon horsfieldii (Squamata: Gekkonidae) by Chrysopelea paradisi (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Borneo Phyllomedusa 15 (1): 65-67 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. 1982. Die Gattung Ptychozoon, Teil 1 - Mit einem Bestimmungsschlüssel für die fünf Arten. Sauria 4 (2): 11-17 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. 1982. Die Gattung Ptychozoon, Teil 2 - Mit einem Bestimmungsschlüssel für die fünf Arten. Sauria 4 (3): 5-12 - get paper here
  • Müller, F. 1895. Siebenter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 10: 195-215 [1892] - get paper here
  • Nakamura K & Uéno SI 1963. Japanese Reptiles and Amphibians in Colour [in Japanese]. Hoikusha, Osaka
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1907. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 58: xx, 1-577 - get paper here
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations on some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 134-228. - get paper here
  • SUMONTHA, MONTRI; OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, KIRATI KUNYA, CHAIWAT LIMLIKHITAKSORN, SIRICHAI RUKSUE, APIRAT TAOKRATOK, MICHEL ANSERMET & LAWAN CHANHOME 2012. A new species of Parachute Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: genus Ptychozoon) from Kaeng Krachan National Park, western Thailand. Zootaxa 3513: 68–78 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1963. The lizards of Thailand. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44: 687-1077. - get paper here
 
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