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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesAeluroscalabotes felinus felinus (GÜNTHER 1864)
Aeluroscalabotes felinus multituberculatus KOPSTEIN 1927 
Common NamesE: Cat Gecko
G: Fuchsgesicht-Lidgecko 
SynonymPentadactylus felinus GÜNTHER 1864: 117
Pentadactylus borneensis GÜNTHER 1864: 117 (fide BOULENGER 1885)
Pentadactylus dorsalis PETERS 1871 (fide M. A. SMITH 1930)
Aelurosaurus felinus — BOULENGER 1885: 73
Aelurosaurus dorsalis — BOULENGER 1885: 74
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — BOULENGER 1885: 387
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — BOULENGER 1887: 482
Aeluroscalabotes dorsalis — BOULENGER 1887: 482
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 26
Aeluroscalabotes dorsalis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 27
Aeluroscalabotes longicaudatus ANDERSSON 1923 (fide M. A. SMITH 1930)
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — TAYLOR 1963: 701
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — RÖSLER 1995: 61
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 209
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — COX et al. 1998: 91
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — SEUFER et al. 2005
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010
Aeluroscalabotes felinus — GRISMER & QUAH 2019

Aeluroscalabotes felinus multituberculatus KOPSTEIN 1927: 438
Aeluroscalabotes multituberculatus — ISKANDAR & MUMPUNI 2002: 128
Aeluroscalabotes felinus multituberculatus – DE LISLE et al. 2013 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Sanana [= Sunana] Islands),
Malaysian Peninsula, Perak, Selangor, Singapore, Sula, S Thailand, Patani, Sarawak, S Vietnam (N. Orlov, cited in Seufer 2005)

Type locality: Singapore
Type locality: “Sarawak” [Borneo] [Pentadactylus dorsalis PETERS 1871]
Type locality: Borneo [Pentadactylus borneensis]  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.23.24
Holotype: BMNH 1972.1251 [borneensis]
Holotype: MSNG 9504 [Pentadactylus dorsalis PETERS 1871]
Holotype: ZMUO K2006 [longicaudatus]
Holotype: MZB Lace. 073, 1 ex, male from Sanana, Sula Island, by Tarip, in 1914. Paratype: MZB Lace. 076, 1 ex, male from Kalimantan, by Mohari, in 1912 [multituberculatus] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): Digits short (fig. 16), clawed, cylindrical at the base, and with transverse lamellae below, compressed in the distal phalanges, which are raised; the claw retractile between three large plates forming a compressed sheath. Body with small juxtaposed flat scales; upper and lower eyelids well developed. Pupil vertical. Males with praeanal pores (de Rooij 1915: 26).

Description: Head broader than the body, depressed, long, very distinct from neck; snout pointed, longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening, one and one third time the diameter of the orbit; ear-opening small, roundish, oblique. Rostral broad and low, separated from the nostril, which is bordered by two larger anterior nasals, the first labial and small granules posteriorly. Two large internasals followed by three other plates. Thirteen upper and as many lower labials, the latter in contact with another series of large plates; mental small. Body slender, somewhat compressed, covered with uniform, small, flat granules. Tail short, vertically oval, annulate, ending in an obtuse point, probably prehensile. Male with 21 prae-anal pores in an angular series. Limbs long
and thin (de Rooij 1915: 26).

Coloration: Brown above, with one or two dorsal series of white, dark-edged ocelli; scattered white dots on the sides of the body; upper lip whitish. Tail brown with white ocelli and a white point. Lower parts whitish, brown-dotted (de Rooij 1915: 26).

Size: Length of head and body 94 mm. tail 63 mm (de Rooij 1915: 26). 
CommentA prehensile tail and opposable digits suit the arboreal lifestyle of A. felinus.

The original description is available online (see link below).

Type species: Pentadactylus felinus GÜNTHER 1864 is the type species of the genus Aeluroscalabotes BOULENGER 1885 (nomen novum pro Aelurosaurus BOULENGER 1885); Aelurosaurus BOULENGER is preoccupied by Aelurosaurus OWEN 1881, a dinosaur. 
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