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Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis ZUG, 2010

IUCN Red List - Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Palauan slender gecko 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis ZUG 2010 
DistributionPalau Islands

Type locality: Palau Islands, extreme northern tip of Ulebsechel Island, 50 m south of channel between Ngermalk and Ulebsechel.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 563682, adult male, collected by Ronald I. Crombie, 2 August 1998. Paratypes: SAM, USNM 
CommentMajor diagnostic features : bisexual taxon; pigmented caecum and gonadal ducts; in adult males femoral pore series separate from precloacal pore series, absent in females; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial not greatly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae usually 3-4-4-3 (forefoot) and 3-4-4-4 (hindfoot); average adult SVL ~31–32 mm; mute coloration of light brown background with small scattering of dark brown spots, contrasting with a bright postsacral marking with small dark brown center with light orange V-shaped border and series of widely spaced dorsolateral orange spots.

Behavior: nocturnal 
EtymologyThe name ganoklonis derives from the Greek adjective and noun, ganos for bright or brightness and klonis for buttock or rump. The bright rump refers to the bright yellow chevron (postsacral) mark at the base of the tail. The name is proposed as an adjective. 
  • 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
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY L. WOOD Jr, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, JIMMY A. MCGUIRE,, RAFE M. BROWN,0, NGO VAN TRI and PHAM HONG THAI 2013. Integrative taxonomy uncovers high levels of cryptic species diversity in Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169: 849–880 - get paper here
  • NGO VAN TRI; L. LEE GRISMER, PHAM HONG THAI & P. L. WOOD, JR. 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Na–Nui Chua Nature Reserve, Central Vietnam. Zootaxa 3760 (4): 539–552 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, TRUONG QUANG; QUYEN HANH DO, HANH THI NGO, ANH VAN PHAM, 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
  • Zug, G. R. 2010. Speciation and Dispersal in a Low Diversity Taxon: The Slender Geckos Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Smithsonian contributions to zoology (631): 1-70 - get paper here
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