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Continent: Oceania
Distribution: Polynesia (Rotuma Island, Fiji Islands)
Type locality: Rotuma Island, Polynesia.
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Lepidodactylus is a large genus of small geckos, commonly known as scaly-toed geckos.

Geographic range

Species in the genus Lepidodactylus are found from Southeast Asia to Indo-Australia and Oceania.

Species

There are 34 described species in this genus, which are considered valid.[2]

Species Taxon author ‡ Common Name Lepidodactylus aureolineatus Taylor, 1915 golden scaly-toed gecko, yellow-lined smooth-scaled gecko Lepidodactylus balioburius Ota & Crombie, 1989 Batan scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus browni Pernetta & Black, 1983 Brown's scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus buleli Ineich, 2008 (no common name) Lepidodactylus christiani Taylor, 1917 Christian's scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus euaensis J.R.H. Gibbons & W.C. Brown, 1988 Eua scaly-toed gecko, Eua forest gecko Lepidodactylus flaviocularis W.C. Brown, M. McCoy & Rodda, 1992 yellow-eyed scaly-toed gecko, yellow-eyed gecko Lepidodactylus gardineri Boulenger, 1897 Rotuman forest Gecko Lepidodactylus guppyi Boulenger, 1884 Solomon scaly-toed gecko, Guppy's gecko Lepidodactylus herrei Subspecies Lepidodactylus herrei herrei Lepidodactylus herrei medianus Taylor, 1923 Negros scaly-toed gecko, white-lined smooth-scaled gecko Lepidodactylus intermedius Darevsky, 1964 (no common name) Lepidodactylus labialis (Peters, 1867) Mindanao false gecko, dark-spotted smooth-scaled gecko Lepidodactylus listeri (Boulenger, 1889) Christmas Island chained gecko, Lister's gecko Lepidodactylus lombocensis Mertens, 1929 (no common name) Lepidodactylus lugubris (A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1836) mourning gecko, common smooth-scaled gecko Lepidodactylus magnus W.C. Brown & F. Parker, 1977 mountain scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus manni Schmidt, 1923 Fiji scaly-toed gecko, Viti forest gecko Lepidodactylus moestus (W. Peters, 1867) (no common name) Lepidodactylus mutahi W.C. Brown & F. Parker, 1977 Bougainville's scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus novaeguineae W.C. Brown & F. Parker, 1977 New Guinea scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus oligoporus Buden, 2007 Mortlock Islands scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus oortii (Kopstein, 1926) (no common name) Lepidodactylus orientalis W.C. Brown & F. Parker, 1977 Oriental scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus pantai Stubbs, Karin, Arifin, Iskandar, Arida, Reilly, Bloch, Kusnadi, & McGuire, 2017 beach scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus paurolepis Ota et al., 1995 Seventy Islands gecko Lepidodactylus planicaudus Stejneger, 1905 Mindanao scaly-toed gecko, small broad-tailed smooth-scaled gecko Lepidodactylus pulcher Boulenger, 1885 Wild scaly-toed gecko, Admiralty gecko Lepidodactylus pumilus (Boulenger, 1885) slender chained gecko Lepidodactylus ranauensis Ota & Hikida, 1988 Sabah scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus shebae (W.C. Brown & V.M. Tanner, 1949) Guadalcanal scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus tepukapili Zug et al., 2003 (no common name) Lepidodactylus vanuatuensis Ota et al., 1998 (no common name) Lepidodactylus woodfordi Boulenger, 1887 Woodford's scaly-toed gecko Lepidodactylus yami Ota, 1987 Lanyu scaly-toed gecko

Nota bene: A taxon author (binomial authority) in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Lepidodactylus.

Eponyms

The specific name, browni, is in honor of American herpetologist Walter Creighton Brown.[3]

The specific name, christiani, is in honor of U.S. Army Lieutenant Ralph L. Christian.[3]

The specific name, gardineri, is in honor of British zoologist John Stanley Gardiner.[3]

The specific name, guppyi, is in honor of British naturalist Henry Brougham Guppy.[3]

The specific name, herrei, is in honor of American ichthyologist Albert William Herre.[3]

The specific name, manni, is in honor of American entomologist William Montana Mann.[3]

The specific name, oorti, is in honor of Dutch ornithologist Eduard Daniël van Oort.[3]

The specific name, woodfordi, is in honor of British naturalist Charles Morris Woodford.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Lepidodactylus ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). www.itis.gov.
  2. ^ "Lepidodactylus ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lepidodactylus browni, p. 41; L. christiani, p. 54; L. gardineri, p. 97; L. guppyi, p. 112; L. herrei, p. 122; L. manni, p. 167; L. oorti, p. 195; L. woodfordi, p. 289).

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Lepidodactylus is a large genus of small geckos, commonly known as scaly-toed geckos.

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