You are here » home advanced search search results Nactus multicarinatus

Nactus multicarinatus (GÜNTHER, 1872)

IUCN Red List - Nactus multicarinatus - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Nactus multicarinatus?

Add your own observation of
Nactus multicarinatus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymGymnodactylus multicarinatus GÜNTHER 1872: 421
Gymnodactylus pelagicus — BOULENGER 1885: 40
Nactus multicarinatus — ZUG & MOON 1995: 88
Nactus (Nactus) multicarinatus — RÖSLER 2000: 95
Nactus multicarinatus — PAPENFUSS et al. 2010 
DistributionAkiaki, Tuamotu Archipelago, Fiji Islands, Rotuma, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands [Nactus multicarinatus; McCoy 2000], Toga, Loh, Linua, Tegua, Hiu Islands, Vanuatu.

Type locality: Aneiteum Island (New Hebrides), Tongatabu Island.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH (presumed, status unclear fide P. Campbell, pers. comm., March 2019). 
CommentListed as synonym of Gymnodactylus pelagicus pelagicus by WERMUTH 1965: 64 (fide BOULENGER 1885).

Distribution: not corrected for removal from synonymy. Not listed by BAUER & VINDUM (1990) for New Caledonia. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Vindum, Jens V. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 47 (2): 17-45 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Eckstut, Mallory E.; Alison M. Hamilton, and Christopher C. Austin 2013. Variable Unisexuals and Uniform Bisexuals: Morphology, Genetics, and Biogeography of the Nactus pelagicus Complex on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Herpetologica 69 (2): 199-213. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1872. On some new species of reptiles and fishes collected by J. Brenchley, Esq. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 10 (60): 418-426. - get paper here
  • HEINICKE, MATTHEW P.; ELI GREENBAUM, TODD R. JACKMAN, AARON M. BAUER 2010. Molecular Phylogenetics of Pacific Nactus (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) and the Diphyly of Australian Species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 61 (17): 633-646 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. 2009. The terrestrial herpetofauna of Torres and Banks Groups (northern Vanuatu), with report of a new species for Vanuatu. Zootaxa 2198: 1-15 - get paper here
  • Ineich, I. 2011. Amphibians and reptiles. In: Bouchet P., Le Guyader H. & PascaL O. (eds), The Natural History of Santo. pp. 187-236. MNhN, Paris; Ird, Marseille; PNI, Paris. 572 pp. (Patrimoines naturels; 70). - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2005. The genus Nactus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae): a phylogenetic analysis and description of two new species from the Papuan Region. Zootaxa 1061:1-28 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Zug, G. R. & B. R. MOON 1995. Systematics of the Pacific slender-toed geckos, Nactus pelagicus complex: Oceania, Vanuata, and Solomon Islands populations. Herpetologica 51 (1): 77-90. - get paper here
  • Zug, G.R. & Fisher, R.N. 2012. A preliminary assessment of the Nactus pelagicus species group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in New Guinea and a new species from the Admiralty Islands. Zootaxa 3257: 22–37 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator