A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong

Yik Hei SUNG*, Wing Ho LEE, Ho Nam NG, Yanjie ZHANG, Jian Huan YANG

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Abstract

A new species of gekkonid, Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis sp. nov., is described based on a series of specimens collected from Hong Kong SAR, China. The new species can be distinguished from other known congeners by molecular divergence in the mitochondrial ND2 gene and morphological characters including 5-6 chin scales; a manual lamellar formula of 3-3(4)-4-4; a pedal lamellar formula of 3(4)-4(5)-4(5)-4; 24-25 continuous femoral and precloacal pores; 12-15 dorsal scales and 9-10 ventral scales contained in diameter of eye. At present, the genus Hemiphyllodactylus comprises 22 described species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalZootaxa
Volume4392
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • China
  • Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis sp. nov
  • Mitochondrial ND2
  • Molecular phylogeny
  • Morphology
  • Slender gecko

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SUNG, Yik Hei ; LEE, Wing Ho ; NG, Ho Nam ; ZHANG, Yanjie ; YANG, Jian Huan. / A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong. In: Zootaxa. 2018 ; Vol. 4392, No. 2. pp. 361-373.
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A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong. / SUNG, Yik Hei; LEE, Wing Ho; NG, Ho Nam; ZHANG, Yanjie; YANG, Jian Huan.

In: Zootaxa, Vol. 4392, No. 2, 09.03.2018, p. 361-373.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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