Gekko sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gekko sorok?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Luperosaurus sorok DAS, LAKIM, KANDAUNG 2008|
Gekko (Rhacogekko) sorok — WOOD et al. 2019 (incertae sedis)
|Distribution||Malaysia (Borneo: Crocker Range Park, Sabah)|
Type locality: near bank of Sungai Bariawa, Crocker Range Park (05°24'177"N, 116°07'897"E), Keningau District, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).
|Types||Holotype: SP 06618, female, collected 19 February 2002 by Pius Kandaung.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small species of Luperosaurus (SVL 34.7 mm), diagnosable from congeneric species by the possession of the following combination of characters: body robust; head narrower than body; auricular open- ing oval-squarish; subrictal tubercles present; two intersupranasals contacting rostral; rostral contacts nares; nine supralabials to the middle of the orbital; 14/15 supralabials to posterior edge of orbit; 11 infralabials; 1–3 anteriormost chin scales subequal, larger than those to their posterior; dorsal body scales rounded, convex and granular; ca. 104 dorsal scale rows; 45 ventral scale rows; ca. 149 midbody scale rows; ventrolateral body tubercles spinose; three distal scansors deeply notched; tail fringe with distinct serrations; and pale rounded spots present on middorsum [from DAS et al. 2008]|
|Comment||Luperosaurus sorok was preliminarily assigned to the new subgenus Rhacogekko within Gekko. See Wood et al. 2019 for details.|
|Etymology||Rhacogekko is derived from the Greek noun rhakos, meaning "rag" or "wrinkle" in relation to the rounded lobe-like fringes or wrinkles on the lateral folds of the body.|
The species name is derived from Malay, meaning "to hide", in reference to its presumed ecologically cryptic nature.
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