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Pseudogekko smaragdinus (TAYLOR, 1922)

IUCN Red List - Pseudogekko smaragdinus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Polillo Gecko
G: Philippinischer Smaragdgecko 
SynonymGekko smaragdinus TAYLOR 1922: 187
Gekko smaragdinus — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 129
Pseudogekko smaragdinus — KLUGE 1993
Pseudogecko [sic] smaragdinus — RÖSLER 2000: 106
Pseudogekko smaragdina— PIANKA & VITT 2003
Pseudogekko smaragdinus — SILER et al. 2014 
DistributionPhilippines (Polillo, Luzon)

Type locality: Pollillo [sic] (fide DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966)  
TypesHolotype: CAS 62336, adult male (EHT 256), syntypes: 21 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “smaragdinus” for “emerald,” an allusion to the greenish color of this species. 
  • BROWN, RAFE M.; CAMILA G. MENESES, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., JASON B. FERNANDEZ, MICHAEL A. CUESTA, MICHAEL A. CLORES, CLAIRE TRACY, MATT BUEHLER, AND CAMERON D. SILER 2020. Unexpected Discovery of Another New Species of Philippine False Gecko (Gekkonidae; Pseudogekko) from the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island. Herpetologica 76 (3): - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • DAVIS, DREW R.; JESSA L. WATTERS, GUNTHER KÖHLER, COLLIN WHITSETT, NICHOLAS A. HURON, RAFE M. BROWN, ARVIN C. DIESMOS & CAMERON D. SILER 2015. Redescription of the rare Philippine false gecko Pseudogekko brevipes (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) and description of a new species. Zootaxa 4020 (2): 357–374 - get paper here
  • Lenort, J. 2004. Haltung und Nachzucht des philippinischen Smaragdgeckos Pseudogekko smaragdinus (TAYLOR 1922). Sauria, Berlin 26 (3): 7-12 - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Rafe M. Brown, Fred Kraus, Eric Rittmeyer, Scott L. Travers, Cameron D. Siler 2018. Lizards of the lost arcs: mid-Cenozoic diversification, persistence and ecological marginalization in the West Pacific. Proc. R. Soc. B 285 20171760; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1760 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Siler, Cameron D.; T. Alex Dececchi, Chris L. Merkord, Drew R. Davis, Tony J. Christiani, Rafe M. Brown 2013. Cryptic diversity and population genetic structure in the rare, endemic, forest-obligate, slender geckos of the Philippines. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Slevin, Joseph R.;Leviton, Alan E. 1956. Holotype specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. [type catalogue] Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 28 (14): 529-560 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, I. Philippine Journal of Science 21: 161-206 - get paper here
  • Trautmann, G. 1998. Ersten Beobachtungen an lebenden Exemplaren des philippinischen Smaragdgeckos Pseudogekko smaragdinus (TAYLOR 1922). Sauria 20 (4): 57-61 - get paper here
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