Gehyra marginata BOULENGER, 1887
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gehyra marginata?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Ternate Dtella|
|Synonym||Gehyra marginata BOULENGER 1887: 486|
Gehyra Fischeri STRAUCH 1887: 29 (fide CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961)
Gehyra marginata — OUDEMANS 1894134
Gehyra marginata BOETTGER 1895 (non G. marginata BOULENGER 1887)
Gehyra marginata — DE ROOIJ 1915: 44
Gehyra marginata — CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961: 11
Gehyra marginata — WERMUTH 1965: 34
Gehyra marginata — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra marginata — RÖSLER 2000: 80
Gehyra marginata — FLECKS et al. 2012
|Distribution||Indonesia, New Guinea (Ternate, Halmahera, Morotai, Kei, Irian Jaya ?), Moluccas|
Type locality: Morty, Moluccas.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19220.127.116.11 (and possibly additional specimens).|
Holotype: SMF 8928 [Gehyra marginata BOETTGER]
|Diagnosis||Description: Head more long than broad; snout longer than the distance between the eye and the ear-opening, about one and a half time the diameter of the orbit; forehead concave; ear-opening rather small, oval, horizontal. Rostral large, quadrangular, more broad than high, with a median cleft above; nostril bordered by the rostral, the first labial and four nasals, the upper one largest, and separated from its fellow. Thirteen to fifteen upper and twelve to fourteen lower labials, mental small, pentagonal; three pair of chin-shields, inner largest and forming a suture. Body elongate, depressed, a fold of the skin along the side of the throat and fore limb anteriorly, a stronger one bordering the fore limb posteriorly, along the side of the belly and hind limb anteriorly, and a third bordering the hind limb posteriorly. Upper surfaces and throat covered with round flat scales, those on the throat smaller. Ventral scales rather small, flat, imbricate. Male with 34 femoral pores in a curved line, angular in the middle. Tail depressed, angular laterally, covered above with small juxtaposed scales, below with larger ones, distinctly annulate, 10 12 rows of scales in each annulus above, 3 or 4 below. Limbs depressed; digits half-webbed, inferior lamellae undivided, curved (de Rooij 1915: 44).|
Coloration: Brown above with irregular reddish-brown markings; a reddish-brown streak on the side of head and neck, passing through the eye. Lower parts brownish-white (de Rooij 1915: 44).
Size: Length of head and body 130 mm.; tail 100 mm (de Rooij 1915: 44).
|Comment||Group: Allied to Gehyra oceanica and similar forms.|
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