Hemidactylus garnotii 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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Hemidactylus garnotii Dumeril & Bibron, 1836
status

 

Hemidactylus garnotii Dumeril & Bibron, 1836  

Description.

Adult female 59.0 mm SVL. 14.6 mm HeadL; 47% TrunkL/SVL, 14% CrusL/SVL, 25% HeadL/SVL, 79% HeadW/HeadL, 34% HeadH/HeadL, 47% SnEye/HeadL, 28% EyeEar/HeadL, 14% SnW/HeadL.

Natural history notes.

A synanthrope.

General Distribution.

Widespread human commensal, native to South Asia and Pacific islands.

Molecular Data.

Our specimen was placed in a COIBIN with three other H. garnotii   , and two H. stejnegeri   . There are currently no COI nor 16S sequences available in GenBank for H. garnotii   . Ours is 100% identical to two other sequences in BOLD, not publicly available (from New Caledonia). However, these are also identical to two H. stejnegeri   in BOLD, also not publicly available (from Vietnam and the United States).

Comments.

The Fox Gecko is an all-female species with a broad distribution in Asia and the Pacific. Of all invasive Hemidactylus   , it regularly occurs in the vegetation of disturbed habitats rather than on human buildings.

Specimens examined.

USNM 587033.

Red List status.

NE.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Hemidactylus