Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Herpetology • 2012] A Significant Range Extension for the Kinabalu Parachute Gecko, Ptychozoon rhacophorus (Boulenger, 1899) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and A New State Record from Sarawak, northwestern Borneo


Ptychozoon rhacophorus
collected from Gunung Penrissen, Sarawak state, Borneo

During a field expedition on May 16, 2011 to Gunung Penrissen, Padawan (northwestern Borneo; 01.12°N, 110.21°E; 1,230 masl; Fig. 1), Sarawak state, East Malaysia, two gecko eggs was collected from the forest floor. The eggs were deposited as a near spherical pair, the hard shelled eggs fused to each other, and attached to the surface of a dry leaf. 

. Identification is based on the presence of the following combination of characters: sharp tapering tail; terminal tail-flap absent; spinose tubercles on dorsum; dorsum lacking dark bands; supranasals not in contact; absence of cutaneous expansion on sides of head (Fig. 2). 

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Pui Yong Min and Indraneil Das. 2012. A Significant Range Extension for the Kinabalu Parachute Gecko, Ptychozoon rhacophorus (Boulenger, 1899) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and A New State Record from Sarawak, northwestern Borneo. Herpetology Notes. 5: 177-179

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