Lygodactylus sp.,

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 171

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9DA068DA-B881-4091-99FE-252D31DDC7D1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9325A563-E13A-324B-B34D-7CDCCF2CBED0

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scientific name

Lygodactylus sp.
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Gekkonidae

Lygodactylus sp. 

Material

Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM R21196, female, 41.0 mm SVL).

Comments

One individual collected from a tree trunk in a newly cleared shamba at the top of Mt. M’pàluwé at night. Specimen from Mt. M’pàluwé differs from Lygodactylus cf. rex  from Mt. Mabu, and Lygodactylus regulus  from Mt Namuli in that they lack the conspicuous ocellus above the shoulder. It closely resembles Lygodactylus angularis  in general throat markings and that the mental is entire and not split with shallow lateral slits as in the Lygodactylus rex  group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae