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Gehyra papuana MEYER, 1874

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Papua four-clawed gecko, Papua Dtella 
SynonymGehyra papuana MEYER 1874
Gehyra papuana PETERS 1875 (fide KLUGE 1993, but probably in error)
Gehyra oceanica — PETERS & DORIA 1878 (partim)
Gehyra lampei ANDERSSON 1913: 67
Gehyra lampei — DE ROOIJ 1915: 39
Gehyra papuana — BRONGERSMA 1934 (partim)
Peropus papuanus — CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961 (partim)
Gehyra papuana — WERMUTH 1965: 36
Peropus papuana — DRYDEN & TAYLOR 1969
Gehyra papuana — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra lampei — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra lampei — RÖSLER 2000: 80
Gehyra papuana — RÖSLER 2000: 80 
DistributionPapua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Marianas Islands (?), Belau (?)

Type locality: New Guinea.

lampei: Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea; Type locality: Bogadjim at Stephansort, German New Guinea [Madang Province, Papua New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: MTD (= MTKD), destroyed (fide BAUER & GÜNTHER 1991: 303, citing OBST 1977)
Holotype: MWNH 690 [lampei] 
CommentSynonymy: Has been synonymized with G. papuana by LOVERIDGE 1934 (adopted also by WERMUTH 1965: 36 and others). Confirmed by Paul Oliver pers. comm. to Oliver Tallowin, via Shai Meiri, 8 Oct 2014.

Similar species: Might have been mixed up with G. brevipalmata. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Papua New Guinea. 
  • Andersson, L.G. 1913. On a small collection of reptiles and batrachians from German New Guinea and some other herpetological notes. Jahrb. nassau. Verein Naturk. 66: 67-79
  • Bauer, A.M. & Günther,R. 1991. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Zoological Museum , Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 67: 279-310 - 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. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • Meyer, A.B. 1874. Eine Mittheilung von Hern. Dr. Adolf Berhard Meyer über die von ihm auf Neu-Guinea und den Inseln Jobi, Mysore und Mafoor im Jahre 1873 gesammelten Amphibien. Monatsber. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1874: 128-140 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. 1878. Catalogo dei retilli e dei batraci raccolti da O. Beccari, L. M. D'Alberts e A. A. Bruijn. nella sotto-regione Austro-Malese. Annali del Museo Civico de Storia Naturale di Genova. ser. 1, 13: 323-450 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.H.C. 1874. Über neue Reptilien (Peropus, Agama, Euprepes, Lygosoma, Typhlops, Heterolepis) der herpetologischen Sammlung des Berliner zoologischen Museums. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1874: 159-164 - 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
  • Skipwith, Phillip L. & Paul M. Oliver 2014. A new Gehyra (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from New Guinea with unique caudal scalation. Zootaxa 3827 (1): 057–066 - get paper here
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