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Lepidodactylus browni PERNETTA & BLACK, 1983

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Brown's Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus browni PERNETTA & BLACK 1983
Lepidodactylus browni — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus browni — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionAsia: Papua New Guinea (vicinity of Bootless Bay, central Province)  
TypesHolotype: UPNG 6355 
CommentGroup: member of Lepidodactylus group I. 
EtymologyNamed after WaIter Creighton Brown (1913-2002), a herpetologist who specialized in the herpetofauna of the South Pacific and the Philippines. He received his doctorate from Stanford (1955) and went to Silliman University, Philippines, as a Fulbright Professor of Sciences.  
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Pernetta,J.C. & Black,D. 1983. Species of gecko (Lepidodactylus) in the Port Moresby Area, with the description of a new species. Journal of Herpetology 17 (2): 121-128 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, H., Glaw, F.& R. Günther 2005. Aktualisierte Liste der Geckos von Neuguinea (Sauria: Geckonidae: Gekkoninae) mit vorläufiger Charakterisierung von neun Formen aus den Gattungen Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Gehyra Gray, 1834 und Nactus Kluge, 1983. Gekkota 5: 33-64 - get paper here
  • YANG Jian‐Huan, Joanne LI, LI Fei, Bosco CHAN 2018. Recent amphibians and reptiles observed at Matang Wildlife Centre, Sarawak, Borneo. SEAVR 2018: 062‐068
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