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Gekko siamensis GROSSMANN & ULBER, 1990

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Siamese Green-eyed Gecko
G: Siamesischer Grünaugengecko 
SynonymGekko siamensis GROSSMANN & ULBER 1990
Gekko taylori OTA & NABHITABHATA 1991
Gekko siamensis — RÖSLER 1995: 121
Gekko siamensis — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 123
Gekko siamensis — RÖSLER 2000: 82
Gekko siamensis — KOBER 2013
Gekko (Gekko) siamensis — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Gekko) siamensis — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionThailand (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Type locality: Thanon Khao Yai, km 22, Amphoe (district) Pak Chong Changwat (province), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (14° 32’ N, 101° 20’ E).

taylori: C Thailand; Type locality: Phetchabun, central Thailand  
TypesHolotype: MTD 27245 (= MTKD), Paratypes in ZFMK, MTKD
Holotype: TNRC 52-3794, adult male collected in Sept. 1977;Paratypes. Two adult males (KUZ 9322, 9961) and three adult females (KUZ 9321, 13165, OMNH Osaka R2999), all collected from central Thailand; exact sampling data unknown [taylori] 
DiagnosisGekko taylori has a large body and a nostril separated from the rostral, and most closely resembles G. smithii and G. gecko from Southeast Asia. From these species, however, G. taylori was said to differ in having several morphological and karyological features such as relatively large ear openings, greater tubercle row count on dorsum, and greater diploid chromosome number. Not listed by RÖSLER (2000). 
CommentSynonymy: Gekko taylori is a synonym of Gekko siamensis fide Kluge 2001 and Hikida 2015 (confirmed by O. Pauwels via S. Meiri, 2 Apr 2017, confirmed by H. Ota, same email thread). 
Etymologynamed after its type locality (Siam = Thailand).

G. taylori was named after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47; see also Borrell 2013 for further biographical notes] 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Montri Sumontha , & Olivier S. G. Pauwels 2008. A new red-eyed Gekko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. Zootaxa 1750: 32-42 - get paper here
  • Chan-ard, T., Parr, J.W.K. & Nabhitabhata, J. 2015. A field guide to the reptiles of Thailand. Oxford University Press, NY, 352 pp. [see book reviews by Pauwels & Grismer 2015 and Hikida 2015 for corrections] - get paper here
  • Chan-ard,T.; Grossmann,W.; Gumprecht,A. & Schulz,K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp. [book review in Russ. J Herp. 7: 87] - get paper here
  • Grossmann W; Ulber T 1990. Ein neuer Gecko aus Zentral-Thailand: Gekko siamensis sp. nov. (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Sauria 12 (3): 9-18 - get paper here
  • Grossmann, W. 2006. Grünaugengeckos, Gekko smithi & G. siamensis. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Hikida, Tsutomu 2015. Book Review: A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc. 61(1): 41–51
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 2001. Gekkotan lizard taxonomy. Hamadryad 26 (1):i-ii, 1-209 - get paper here
  • MEESOOK, WORAWITOO; MONTRI SUMONTHA, NATTASUDA DONBUNDIT, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS 2021. A new cave-dwelling Gekko (Gekko) from Lopburi Province, central Thailand (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 4969: 318–330 - get paper here
  • Ota H. NABHITABHATA J. 1991. A new species of Gekko (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from Thailand. Copeia 1991 (2): 503-509. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H. 2001. Studien am Tokeh: 1. Gekko gecko azhari MERTENS 1955 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 33-46
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Skipwith, P.L., Bi, K., Oliver, P.M. 2019. Relicts and radiations: Phylogenomics of an Australasian lizard clade with east Gondwanan origins (Gekkota: Diplodactyloidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2019), doi: - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Xianguang Guo, Scott L. Travers, Yong-Chao Su, Karen V. Olson, Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Cameron D. Siler, Robert G. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. bioRxiv 717520 [preprint] - 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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