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Hemiphyllodactylus engganoensis GRISMER, RIYANTO, ISKANDAR & MCGUIRE, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pulau Enggano Dwarf Gecko
I: Cicak Kerdil Enggano 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus engganoensis GRISMER, RIYANTO, ISKANDAR & MCGUIRE 2014 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: near the village of Malakoni on the island of Enggano (Kecamatan Enggano, Kabupaten Bengkulu, Propinsi Bengkulu, Indonesia; S 05.35290, E 102.27742, 1 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace 4568, Adult female, collected at 2220 hours on 11 May, 2013 by Jimmy A. McGuire, Djoko T. Iskandar, Awal Riyanto, and Mulyadi. Paratype. Subadult female (MVZ 239345) and adult male (MVZ 239346) bear the same collection data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Hemiphyllodactylus engganoensis sp. nov. is differentiated from all other congeners by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 37.3 mm; six chin scales; no enlarged postmentals; five circumnasal scales; three or four scales between the supranasals; 12 supralabials; 24 or 25 dorsal scales; 14 ventral scales; a lamellar hand formula of 4554 or 4454; a lamellar foot formula of 4555; four or five subdigital lamellae on the first finger; four or five subdigital lamellae on the first toe; a contiguous femoroprecloacal pore series of 42; five cloacal spurs in males; no enlarged subcaudal scales; no dark postorbital stripes or striping on body; small dark blotches on dorsum; a yellowish postsacral mark bearing anteriorly projecting arms; and a pigmented caecum and gonads. (Table 1). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; AWAL RIYANTO, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & JIMMY A. MCGUIRE 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pulau Enggano, southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3821 (4): 485–495 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr, Shahrul Anuar, Evan S. H. Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Alexandra X. Sumarli and Ariel I. Loredo 2015. Repeated evolution of sympatric, palaeoendemic species in closely related, co-distributed lineages of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) across a sky-island archipelago in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174 (4): 859–876; DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12254 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; QUYEN HANH DO, HANH THI NGO, ANH VAN PHAM,<br />CUONG THE PHAM, MINH DUC LE, & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2020. Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4801 (3): 513–536 - get paper here
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