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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Brown's (Wolf) Gecko, Brown’s Fringe Gecko
G: Browns Haftzehergecko 
SynonymLuperosaurus browni RUSSELL 1979
Luperosaurus browni — KLUGE 1993
Luperosaurus serraticaudus OTA, SENGOKU & HIKIDA 1996
Luperosaurus browni — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 243
Luperosaurus browni — BROWN et al. 2000
Luperosaurus browni — GRISMER 2011
Luperosaurus browni — GRISMER & QUAH 2019
Gekko (Sundagekko) browni — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Lomatodactylus) browni — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionW Malaysia (Selangor, Palau Tioman), Singapore

Type locality: Ulu Gombak forest reserve, 35 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, West Malaysia.

Type locality: Malaysia, Sarawak (Borneo), Lambir National Park [serraticaudus].  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 185106
Holotype: KUZ 12835 [serraticaudus] 
CommentSynonymy: Luperosaurus serraticaudus was described by OTA et al. (1996) on the basis of a single specimen and later synoymized with L. browni by BROWN et al. (2000). 
EtymologyNamed after WaIter Creighton Brown (1913-2002), a herpetologist who specialized in the herpetofauna of the South Pacific and the Philippines. He received his doctorate from Stanford (1955) and went to Silliman University, Philippines, as a Fulbright Professor of Sciences. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown, R. M. and A. C. Diesmos 2000. The lizard genus Luperosaurus: taxonomy, history, and conservation prospects for some of the world's rarest lizards. Sylvatrop: Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 10:107-124.
  • Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A. C. & Duya, M.V. 2007. A new Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sierra Madre of Luzon Island, Philippines. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55 (1): 167-174 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M., Jatna Supriatna and Hidetoshi Ota. 2000. Discovery of a new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sulawesi, with a phylogenetic analysis of the genus, and comments on the status of Luperosaurus serraticaudus. Copeia 2000 (1): 191-209 - get paper here
  • Das , I. 2004. Lizards of Borneo. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
  • FIGUEROA, ALEX; MARTYN E.Y. LOW, KELVIN K.P. LIM 2023. Singapore’s herpetofauna: updated and annotated checklist, history, conservation, and distribution. Zootaxa 5287 (1): 001–378 - get paper here
  • Gaulke, M., H. Rösler & R. M. Brown 2007. A new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Panay Island, Philippines, with comments on the taxonomic status of Luperosaurus cumingii (Grey, 1845). Copeia 2007 (2):413-425 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Kiehlmann, Ingomar 2014. Zwei Neunachweise für die Herpetofauna der Insel (Palau) Tioman, West-Malaysia: Luperosaurus browni Russell, 1979 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) und Ptyas fusca (Günther, 1858) (Serpentes: Colubridae). Sauria 36 (2): 59-62 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • Ota, H., S. SENGOKU & T. HIKIDA 1996. Two new species of Luperosaurus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Borneo. Copeia 1996 (2): 433-439 - get paper here
  • Russell A P 1979. A new species of Luperosaurus (Gekkonidae) with comments on the genus. Herpetologica 35 (3): 282-288 - get paper here
  • Wood, P. L., Guo, X., Travers, S. L., Su, Y. C., Olson, K. V., Bauer, A. M., Grismer, L. L., Siler, C. D., Moyle, R. G., Andersen, M. J. and Brown, R. M. 2020. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 106731 [corrigendum: MPE 164: 107255] - get paper here
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