Luperosaurus cumingii (GRAY, 1845)
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Philippine Wolf Gecko|
|Synonym||Lyperosaurus cumingii GRAY 1845: 145|
Luperosaurus cumingii GRAY 1845: 163
Luperosaurus cumingii — BOULENGER 1885: 181
Luperosaurus cumingii — TAYLOR 1922: 86
Luperosaurus cumingii — WERMUTH 1965: 101
Luperosaurus cumingii — KLUGE 1993
Luperosaurus cumingi — BROWN et al. 2000
Luperosaurus cf. cumingii — GAULKE et al. 2003
Luperosaurus cumingii — OLIVER et al. 2018
|Distribution||Philippines (S Luzon)|
Type locality: Philippines.
|Types||syntypes: BMNH 19220.127.116.11 and 1918.104.22.168;|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis of genus: The genus Luperosaurus is characterized by a unique combination of morphological features, including moderately to strongly developed cutaneous folds on the posterior and, in some species, anterior border of the limbs, broadly dilated digits, a lack of enlarged postmental scales, small scales encircling the tail (differentiated subcaudals absent), and well-developed interdigital webbing (Gaulke et al. 2007). According to DAS et al. (2008), the genus is characterized by the following characters: chin shields undifferentiated; digits dilated, half-webbed; first digit clawless; cutaneous lobes present on posterior margins of limbs; and subcaudals undifferentiated (R. M. BROWN et al., 2000; 2007; RUSSELL 1979).|
|Comment||Type species: Luperosaurus cumingii GRAY 1845 is the type species of the genus Luperosaurus GRAY 1845.|
Das (2005), as First Reviser, selected the nomen Luperosaurus Gray, 1845 as valid for the taxon, instead of Lyperosaurus.
Phylogeny: Luperosaurus is nested within Lepidodactylus s.l. (fide Oliver et al. 2018 who did not make any formal changes to the nomenclature).
Distribution: the range of L. cumingii was restricted to S Luzon by BROWN et al. who described the other populations from Panay and Negros as a new species, L.
|Etymology||Named after Hugh Cuming (1791-1865), an English naturalist and conchologist. See Beolens et al. 2011: 60 for more details.|
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