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Published: 2018-03-08

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

Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Kadoorie Conservation China, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong SAR, China
Reptilia China Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis sp. nov. mitochondrial ND2 molecular phylogeny morphology slender gecko

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.

 

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How to Cite

SUNG, Y.-H., LEE, W.-H., NG, H.-N., ZHANG, Y., & YANG, J.-H. (2018). A new species of <em>Hemiphyllodactylus</em> (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong. Zootaxa, 4392(2), 361–373. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.2.8