Lepidodactylus pumilus (BOULENGER, 1885)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lepidodactylus pumilus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Slender Chained Gecko|
|Synonym||Gecko pumilus BOULENGER 1885: 473|
Lepidodactylus pumilus — BOULENGER 1898
Gecko pumilus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 54
Lepidodactylus pumilis — COGGER 1979
Lepidodactylus pumilis — OTA 1987: 167
Lepidodactylus pumilus — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus pumilus — COGGER 2000: 250
Lepidodactylus pumilis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Queensland, Cape York Peninsula),|
Murray and Hammond Islands (Torres Strait Islands),
Papua New Guinea (Daru Island and Fly River region, Western District)
Type locality: Murray Is., Torres Strait, Qld.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1918.104.22.168|
|Diagnosis||Description: Head small; its width equals the distance from the end of the snout to the orbit posteriorly; snout one time and a half the diameter of the orbit; forehead slightly concave; ear-opening very small, roundish. Head covered with uniform small granules, much larger on the snout. Rostral quadrangular, not quite twice so broad as high, with a median cleft above; nostril bordered by the rostral, the first labial and three enlarged nasals. Eleven to twelve upper and nine or ten lower labials; mental small, triangular, not larger than the labials; three or four transverse rows of small hexagonal chin-shields. Body elongate, covered with small granules above. Ventral scales small, rounded, imbricate. Male with a short angular series of 11 praeanal pores, separated from 12 femoral pores on each side. Tail|
cylindrical, slightly depressed at the base, covered with uniform small flat scales, largest below. Limbs moderate; digits one third webbed, dilated, inferiorly with angularly curved, undivided lamellae, 10-12 under the median toes (de Rooij 1915: 54).
Coloration: Pale reddish-brown above, with irregular dark brown spots, a dark line in the loreal region. Tail with dark markings. Belly brownish-white, many of the scales brown-dotted; throat and lips spotted with dark brown (de Rooij 1915: 54).
Size: Length of head and body 42 mm.; tail 44 mm (de Rooij 1915: 54).
|Comment||Group. Member of Lepidodactylus group I. Kraus and Oliver included 4 species in the L. pumilus group: L. magnus, L. pumilus, L. sacrolineatus, and L. zweifeli.|