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Gehyra leopoldi BRONGERSMA, 1930

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Leopold Dtella 
SynonymGehyra leopoldi BRONGERSMA 1930
Peropus leopoldi — CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961
Gehyra leopoldi — WERMUTH 1965: 34
Gehyra leopoldi — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra leopoldi — RÖSLER 2000: 80 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Manoi/Vogelkop)
Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Manoi and Vogelkop peninsula, New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB type 2.028 (Musée Royal d’Histoire Naturelle de Belgique à Bruxelles). No types are in ZMA (DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966). 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Prince Leopold III (1901-1983), King of the Belgians (1934) who abdicated (1951) in favor of his son, Baudouin. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1930. Sur un Geckonidae nouveau, Gehyra leopoldi nov. sp., de la Nouvelle Guinée. Bull. Mus. Roy. Hist. nat. Belg. 6 (11): 1-3
  • Chrapliwy, P. S., H. M. Smith, and C. Grant. 1961. Systematic status of the geckonid lizard genera Gehyra, Peropus, Hoplodactylus and Naultinus. Herpetologica 17: 5-12 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
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