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Luperosaurus yasumai OTA, SENGOKU & HIKIDA, 1996

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymLuperosaurus yasumai OTA, SENGOKU & HIKIDA 1996
Luperosaurus yasumai — BROWN et al. 2000 
DistributionIndonesia (Borneo)

Type locality: Indonesia, Kalimantan (Borneo), Bukit Soeharto Experimental Forest, 45 km SSW of Samarinda.  
TypesHolotype: KUZ 30408 
CommentSimilar species: Luperosaurus yasumai most closely resembles Luperosaurus joloensis and Luperosaurus palawanensis but is distinct from any other congeneric species in having fewer scansors on toe IV (seven) and a strongly depressed tail. The name is honoring Shigeki Yasuma, who “has made a great contribution to the progress of research and conservation of wildlife in Kalimantan”.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
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  • Brown, R.M.; Diesmos, A. C. & Duya, M.V. 2007. A new Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Sierra Madre of Luzon Island, Philippines. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55 (1): 167-174 - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M., Jatna Supriatna and Hidetoshi Ota. 2000. Discovery of a new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sulawesi, with a phylogenetic analysis of the genus, and comments on the status of Luperosaurus serraticaudus. Copeia 2000 (1): 191-209 - get paper here
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  • Gaulke, M., H. Rösler & R. M. Brown 2007. A new species of Luperosaurus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Panay Island, Philippines, with comments on the taxonomic status of Luperosaurus cumingii (Grey, 1845). Copeia 2007 (2):413-425 - 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., S. SENGOKU & T. HIKIDA 1996. Two new species of Luperosaurus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Borneo. Copeia 1996 (2): 433-439 - get paper here
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