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Perochirus guentheri BOULENGER, 1885

IUCN Red List - Perochirus guentheri - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Gunther's Tropical Gecko 
SynonymPerochirus guentheri BOULENGER 1885: 155
Perochirus guentheri — WERMUTH 1965: 125
Perochirus guentheri — KLUGE 1993
Perochirus guentheri — RÖSLER 2000: 101 
DistributionNew Hebrides (Tetan, Erromango = Vanuatu)

Type locality: Erromango, New Hebrides  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 
CommentConservation: The species is known only from four specimens: two specimens from Erromango collected in 1859 or 1860 (type locality) by Cuming (BMNH) and a third one collected on the same island in August 1971 in Marshall’s tent, on the site of Nuangkau camp. A fourth specimen from AMNH was col- lected on Anatom but was not reported by Medway and Marshall in 1975. 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Günther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brown, Walter C. 1976. Review of the Genus Perochirus (Gekkonidae). Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (126): 1-14 - 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).
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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