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Hemiphyllodactylus tehtarik GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, MUIN, QUAH, MCGUIRE, BROWN, VAN TRI & THAI, 2013

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tebu Mountain Slender-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus tehtarik GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, MUIN, QUAH, MCGUIRE, BROWN, VAN TRI & THAI 2013 
DistributionWestern Malaysia (Terengganu)

Type locality: Gunung Tebu, Terengganu, Malaysia (05°36.11′ N, 102°36.19′ E; 600 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZRC LSUHC 10904, adult female, collected on 2 September 2010 by Mohd Abdul Muin and Shahrul Anuar and at 2200 h. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Hemiphyllodactylus tehtarik sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of Hemiphyllodactylus by the unicolour rust–orange dorsal pattern, absence of white postorbital spots, and a lamellar foot formula of 3-4-5-4. It is further sepa- rated from all other congeners by: the unique combi- nation of a maximum SVL of 40.4 mm in females (males unknown); eight chin scales, extending trans- versely from unions of second and third infralabials, and the posterior margin of mental; enlarged postmental scales; five circumnasal scales; three scales between supranasals (= postrostrals); 11 supralabials; 10 infralabials; 18 longitudinally arranged dorsal scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; 12 longitudinally arranged ventral scales at midbody, contained within one eye diameter; lamellar formula on hand 3-3-3-3; no precloacal or femoral pores in females (males unknown); postsacral mark orange and bearing anteriorly projecting arms; and ceacum and oviducts unpigmented. These char- acters and potentially diagnostic morphometric char- acters are scored across all species in Table 4 (GRISMER et al. 2013). 
CommentSimilar species: GRISMER et al. 2013 also identified up to 10 other new species which they preliminarily only called Hemiphyllodactylus sp. 1-10.

Distribution: see map in Grismer et al. 2015 (Fig. 1C).

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis species is named after a traditional Malaysian tea, Teh Tarik, which bears the rich orangish coloration of the holotype. 
  • COBOS, ANTHONY; L. LEE GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of geckos of the Hemiphyllodactylus harterti group, a new species from Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia, and a likely case of true cryptic speciation. Zootaxa 4107 (3): 367-380 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,<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
  • Sumarli, Alex X.; L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Mohd Abdul Muin and Evan S.H. Quah 2015. First report on the amphibians and reptiles of a remote mountain, Gunung Tebu in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Check List 11 (4): 1679 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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