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Lepidodactylus yami OTA, 1987

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Lanyu Scaly-toed Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus yami OTA 1987: 164
Lepidodactylus yami — KLUGE 1993
Lepidodactylus yami — RÖSLER 2000: 91
Lepidodactylus yami — ELIADES et al. 2022 
DistributionLanyu Island (near Taiwan)

Type locality: 1 km north of Imoru, Lanyu Island, Taiwan.  
TypesHolotype: OMNH (Osaka) R2291, an adult male, Osaka Museum of Natural History, 15 Oct. 1984, collected by H. Ota; paratypes: CAS, OMNH 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).

Distribution: see map in Eliades et al. 2022: 107 (Fig. 8). 
EtymologyThe name yami refers to Filipino immigrants now inhabiting Lanyu Island. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Eliades, S. J., Brown, R. M., Huang, W. S., & Siler, C. D. 2021. Taxonomic Revision of Scaly-toed Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Lepidodactylus) in the Northern Philippines, with Descriptions of Four New Species. Herpetological Monographs, 35(1), 90-111 - 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, H. 1987. A new species of Lepidodactylus (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from Lanyu Island, Taiwan. Copeia 1987 (1): 164-169. - get paper here
  • Ota, Hidetoshi 1989. A review of the geckos (Lacertilia: Reptilia) of the Ryukyu Archipelago and Taiwan. in: Matsui et al., eds; Current Herpetology in East Asia: Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988: 222-261 - 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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