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Lepidodactylus dialeukos KRAUS, 2019

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymLepidodactylus dialeukos KRAUS 2019 
DistributionIndonesia (Yapen Island, Papua Province)

Type locality: Mt. Baduri, 1.75°S, 136.25°E, 1000 ft [305 m], Yapen Island, Papua Province, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype. BMNH 1974.3028, mature female, collected by L.E. Cheesman, March–April 1938. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized species (adult SVL 46.5 mm) species of Lepidodactylus having a subcylindrical tail without a lateral fringe of enlarged scales; one divided subterminal scansor on digits; 14 enlarged scales of the pore-bearing series limited to precloacal region; 9–10 T4 lamellae, 8–9 T1 lamellae; toes relatively long (T4/SVL = 0.12) and wide (T4W/T4L = 0.36), poorly webbed (T3T4webL/T4L = 0.20), with lamellae covering only about half their length (T4lamellaeL/4TL = 0.53); nine small precloacal scales between apex of pore-bearing series and cloaca; dorsum uniformly gray with a row of dorsolateral white spots on each side, lacking dark spots in this region; white postocular stripe; narrow bands or patches of white scales on dorsal surfaces of forearms, wrists, shanks, ankles, and digits; and black punctations widely scattered ventrally. 
EtymologyThe name is a masculine possessive Greek adjective meaning marked with white. The name is in reference to the numerous narrow white markings that typify this species 
  • Kraus, Fred 2019. New species of Lepidodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from New Guinea and adjacent islands. Zootaxa 4651 (2): 305–329 - get paper here
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