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Lepidodactylus christiani TAYLOR, 1917

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Christian Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus christiani TAYLOR 1917
Lepidodactylus christiani — WERMUTH 1965: 97
Lepidodactylus christiani — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus christiani — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionPhilippines (Negros, Mount Canlaon)

Type locality: Mount Canlaon, 700 m elevation, Negros Island.  
TypesHolotype: CM = Carnegie Museum, No. 1747. Originally EHT, No. 900. 
EtymologyNamed after Lieutenant Ralph L. Christian of the U.S. Army and a member of an expedition to Canlaon, the Philippines where he helped in the collecting of samples. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown W C; Alcala A C 1978. Philippine lizards of the family Gekkonidae. Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines 1978: i-vii, 1-146
  • Ota, H. 1987. A new species of Lepidodactylus (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from Lanyu Island, Taiwan. Copeia 1987 (1): 164-169. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The lizards of the Philippine Islands. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Science, Government of the Philippine Islands, Manila, Publication no. 17: 269 pp. - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1944. Present location of certain herpetological and other type specimens. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 30 (1): 117-187. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1917. Snakes and lizards known from Negros, with descriptions of new species and subspecies. Philippine Journal of Science 12: 353-381 - get paper here
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