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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Lined Gecko 
SynonymGekko Vittatus HOUTTUYN 1782: 325
Lacerta vittata — GMELIN 1789
Lacerta unistriata SHAW 1792
Stellio bifurcifer SCHNEIDER 1797: 22
Gecko vittatus — BRONGNIART 1798
Platydactylus vittatus — FITZINGER 1826
Lomatodactylus vittatus — VAN DER HOEVEN 1833
Platydactylus vittatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 331
Platydactylus bivittatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 334
Platydactylus (Scelotretus) bivittatus — FITZINGER 1843
Platydactylus (Scelotretus) vittatus — FITZINGER 1843
Gecko bivittatus — GRAY 1845
Gecko trachylaemus PETERS 1873: 774
Gecko vittatus — BOULENGER 1885: 185
Gecko vittatus var. bivittatus — BOULENGER 1885
Gecko vittatus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 52
Gekko villatus (sic) WHITAKER et al. 1982
Gecko trachyloemus (sic) COGGER et al. 1983
Gekko vittatus — BAUER et al. 1995: 55
Gekko vittatus — RÖSLER 2000: 82
Gekko (Sundagekko) vittatus — WOOD et al. 2019 
DistributionIndonesia (Java, Halmahera, Morotai), Papua New Guinea, Oceania,
Belau, Admirality Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Rennell, Bellona, Vanuatu?, Santa Cruz Islands Toga, Loh, Tegua, Hiu

Type locality: “Zekerlyk uit de Indië” (see comment)
Type locality: “Nordaustralien” [Gecko trachylaemus PETERS 1873]  
TypesHolotype: lost (fide Glenn Shea, pers. comm., Feb 2019).
Holotype: ZMB 7511 [Gecko trachylaemus PETERS 1873] 
DiagnosisDefinition (subgenus Sundagekko): Sundagekko, new subgenus, is a maximum crown-clade name referring to the clade originating with the most recent common ancestor of Gekko (Sundagekko) vittatus, G. (P.) browni, and G. (P.) iskandari (new combination) and including all extant species that share a more recent common ancestor with these taxa than with any of the type species of other subgenera recognized here. Unambiguous synapomorphies for the new subgenus have not been identified, but three known (and two inferred) members of Sundagekko are gracile, slender taxa (G. [S.] iskandari, G. [S.] vittatus, G. [S.] browni, presumably G. [S.] brooksi and G. [S.] remotus) with thin, elongate bodies and ornate tubercles present on ventrolateral folds (Brown et al., 2000; McCoy, 2006; Rösler et al., 2012). 
CommentDistribution: Records from Fiji are in error. Manthey & Grossmann (1997) doubt the occurrence of G. vittatus on Java. The original type locality (“Zekerlyk uit de Indië”) means “certainly from India” and is thus in error. Not in Timor (pers. comm., M. O’Shea 12. Nov. 2013).

Synonymy: after WERMUTH 1965 and RÖSLER et al. 2012.

Type species: Gekko vittatus Houttuyn, 1782, is the type species of the subgenus Sundagekko Wood et al. 2019. 
EtymologySundagekko is a masculine noun, derived from the English noun formed from the combination of the term “Sunda” and “gekko,” collectively referring to the continental extension of Indochina referred to as Sundaland, which is composed of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali and other small Island archipelagos in the Western Philippine Sea. 
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