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Lepidodactylus orientalis BROWN & PARKER, 1977

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Oriental Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus orientalis BROWN & PARKER 1977
Gekko pumilus — BOULENGER 1898 (non Gekko pumilus BOULENGER 1885)
Lepidodactylus orientalis — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus orientalis — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Konedubo and Port Moresby, Central District)

Type locality: Port Moresby area, Central District, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1897.12.10.7 (1977 Lepidodactylus orientalis Brown & Parker) 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS.-A relatively small Lepidodactylus distinguished by the following combination of characters: snout-vent length 37 to 43 mm for four adults; digits moderately dilated (Gekkolike); 10 to 11 scansors covering 1/2 to nearly 2/3 of ventral surface of fourth toe; scansors undivided, but two or three subterminal ones often with shallow notches; about 'is webbed between third and fourth toes; adult males with a series of 19 plus or minus preanal pores; enlarged scales in pore-series not extending beyond one or two scales on the base of the thigh; tail subcylindrical without lateral fringe of skin or spines. 
CommentGroup: Member of Lepidodactylus group I. 
  • 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
  • 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
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