Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758)

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Gekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Description.

Adult male 179 mm SVL, 111 mm TailL (half regenerated), 81.7 mm TrunkL, 19.7 ForeaL, 24.3 mm CrusL, 43.9 mm HeadL, 35.4 mm HeadW, 17.9 mm SnEye, 13.7 mm NarEye, 16.4 mm SnW. Adult proportions 46% TrunkL/SVL, 34% SnFor/SVL, 41% ForeaL/CrusL, 18% CrusL/SVL, 24% HeadL/SVL (23.0 ± 1.0), 81% HeadW/HeadL, 41% SnEye/HeadL, 43% EyeEar/HeadL.

Head and trunk scalation predominantly granular, enlarged scales bordering the mouth, 13 supralabials to rictus, 10 infralabials; 96 scales at midbody, 148 scales ventrally from mental to vent border; 21 enlarged lamellae on 4th finger, 20 on fourth toe.

Natural history notes.

This specimen derived from Yeybu village; others were heard in the residual forest at the July slash and burnt site.

General Distribution.

Widespread, Nepal and Northeast India to South China southward into Lesser Sundas.

Molecular Data.

Our specimen was placed in its own COIBIN and was between 94.5-96.3% similar to other G. gecko   COI in GenBank. Our sequence was placed in a clade at the base of the G. gecko   clade; these basal diverging clades show substantial sequence divergence, indicating this may represent a species complex.

Specimens examined.

USNM 587027.

Red List status.

NE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Gekko

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Gekko