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Lepidodactylus shebae (BROWN & TANNER, 1949)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Guadalcanal Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymPseudogekko shebae — BROWN & TANNER 1949
Pseudogecko shebae — BROWN 1964
Pseudogecko shebae — WERMUTH 1965: 152
Lepidodactylus shebae — KLUGE 1967
Lepidodactylus shebae — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus shebae — RÖSLER 2000: 91 
DistributionSolomon Islands (Guadalcanal)

Type locality: Lower Lunga River, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands.  
TypesHolotype: BYU (Brigham Young University) 
CommentGroup: Member of Lepidodactylus group II.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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., and V. M. Tanner. 1949. Rediscovery of the genus Pseudogekko with description of a new species from the Solomon Islands. Great Basin Naturalist 9:41—45. - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C. 1964. The status of Pseudogekko shebae and observations on the geckos of the Solomon Islands. Breviora (204): 1-8 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. 2008. A new arboreal Lepidodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu: from egg to holotype. Zootaxa 1918: 26–38 - 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Ota, Hidetoshi, Robert N. Fisher, Ivan Ineich, Ted J. Case, Ray R. Radtkey and George R. Zug. 1998. A new Lepidodactylus (Squmata: Gekkonidae) from Vanuatu. Herpetologica 54 (3): 325-332 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Tanner, W. W. 1970. A catalogue of the fish, amphibian, and reptile types in the Brigham Young University Museum of Natural History. Great Basin Naturalist 30 (4): 219-226 - get paper here
  • Zug, G. R.; Watling, D.; Alefaio, T.; Alefaio, S.; Ludescher, C. 2003. A new gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Genus Lepidodactylus) from Tuvalu, South-central Pacific. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 116 (1): 38-46 - get paper here
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