Hemidactylus frenatus Dumeril & Bibron, 1836, Dumeril & Bibron, 1836

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

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scientific name

Hemidactylus frenatus Dumeril & Bibron, 1836
status

 

Hemidactylus frenatus Dumeril & Bibron, 1836  

Description.

Adult females (n = 2) 52.1-53.2 mm SVL, 51-37 mm TailL; both regenerated; adult male (n = 1) 54.9 mm SVL; 25.3 mm TailL; 23.8 mm HeadL; 43-49% TrunkL/SVL, 13-15% CrusL/SVL, 25-26% HeadL/SVL, 38-39% HeadW/HeadL, 64-66% HeadH/HeadL, 42-44% SnEye/HeadL, 29-33% EyeEar/HeadL.

Natural history notes.

A synanthrope. Collected on the outside wall of the hotel in Myeik.

General Distribution.

Widespread human commensal, worldwide in subtropics and tropics.

Molecular Data.

Three specimens of H. frenatus   were collected in Myeik. They were placed in two COIBINs, two ( USNM 587030 and 587032) in their own BIN, and USNM 587031 was placed in the same BIN with 18 other H. frenatus   from Honduras. Our specimens were placed with other specimens in GenBank from the "Myanmar clade" of H. frenatus   from Tonione et al. (2011). Two other specimens were placed together, on a long branch, sister to all other H. frenatus   . These specimens were subsequently identified as H. tenkatei   (see below).

Natural history notes.

Individuals collected from the outside wall of a hotel.

Comments.

The House Gecko is a widespread and invasive species. It seldom occurs on vegetation away from human buildings. The tissue gathered from this small sample and barcode analyzed reveals that the Myeik population contains two genetic lineages.

Specimens examined.

USNM 587030-032.

Red List status.

LC.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Hemidactylus