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Lepidodactylus mutahi BROWN & PARKER, 1977

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Bougainville's Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus mutahi BROWN & PARKER 1977
Lepidodactylus mutahi — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus mutahi — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Bougainville Island)

Type locality: Mutahi area, Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 127844, an adult male, collected by Fred Parker. 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS. An intermediate-sized Lepidodactylus, snout-vent length 37 to 56 mm for adults; digits moderately dilated (Gekko-like); scansors covering approximately distal % of ventral surface of fourth toe; scansors undivided but often two to four subterminal ones with shallow notches; toes webbed about '15 between the first and second and about ?4+ between third and fourth; adult males with 29 to 34 preanal and femoral pores in a continuous series, extending almost to distal end of thigh; tail subcylindrical without lateral fringe of skin or spines [from BROWN & PARKER 1977]. 
EtymologyNamed after Mutahi, a place in the northeast of Bougainville Island. 
  • 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. & Parker,F. 1977. Lizards of the genus Lepidodactylus (Gekkonidae) from the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the islands of the Pacific, with description of new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 41: 253-265 - get paper here
  • Brown,W.C.; McCoy,M. & Rodda, G.H. 1992. A new Lepidodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Guadalcanal Island, Solomons. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 105: 440-442 - get paper here
  • McCoy, M. 2006. Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Pensoft Series Faunistica 57, 212 pp.
  • McCoy, M. 2015. A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Solomon Islands. Michael McCoy, Kuranda - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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