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Cyrtodactylus papuensis BRONGERSMA, 1934

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Papua Bow-fingered Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus arfakensis SAUVAGE 1879: 49 (nec Gymnodactylus (Heteronota) arfakianus MEYER 1874)
Gymnodactylus sermowaiensis — DE JONG 1927 (non G. s. DE ROOIJ)
Gymnodactylus novae-guineae BRONGERSMA 1928 (nec G. m. n.-g. SCHLEGEL 1844)
Gymnodactylus papuensis BRONGERSMA 1934 (nom. nov.)
Cyrtodactylus papuensis — UNDERWOOD 1954
Gymnodactylus papuensis — WERMUTH 1965: 63
Gonydactylus papuensis — KLUGE 1991
Cyrtodactylus (Cyrtodactylus) papuensis — RÖSLER 2000: 66
Cyrtodactylus papuensis — TALLOWIN et al. 2018 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Indonesia (Misool: Rösler & Scheidt 2013)

Type locality: Southern New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: ZMA.RENA 10937 [Gymnodactylus novae-guineae Brongersma 1928] 
CommentSynonymy: Gymnodactylus arfakensis SAUVAGE 1879 is an unjustified emendation of Gymnodactylus (Heteronota) arfakianus MEYER 187. DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966 listed Gymnodactylus sermowaiensis as valid species. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Papua New Guinea. 
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  • Günther, R. & H. Rösler 2002. Eine neue Art der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827 aus dem Westen von Neuguinea (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 38 (4): 195-212 - get paper here
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  • OLIVER , PAUL; PAUL EDGAR, MUMPUNI, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & RON LILLEY 2009. A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkonidae) from Seram Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2115: 47-55 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Die postanale Beschuppung bei Cyrtodactylus GRAY 1827 und Cyrtopodion FITZINGER 1843 - funktionelle und taxonomische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 2: 154-207
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