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Taxonomy of the family Gekkonidae
Bibliography of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus
Biodiversity of the family Gekkonidae








Genus
Hemiphyllodactylus

Slender Geckos, Worm Geckos, (Dwarf Geckos)

Halbblattfingergeckos

Myndegekkoer

1860 Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (type species: Hemiphyllodactylus typus Bleeker 1860)
1872 Spathodactylus Günther [not Spathodactylus Pictet & Loriol 1859 (Pisces)] (type species: Spathodactylus mutilatus Günther 1872; syn. Bauer 1994)
1885 Spathoscalabotes Boulenger [substitute name for Spathodactylus Günther 1872]
1924 Cainodactylus Barbour (type species: Gehyra yunnanensis Boulenger 1903; syn. Bauer 1994)
Contents: 47 species, of which 45 (95.7%) are endemic.
Remarks: Potentially unique bisexual populations (mostly recorded as typus) occur in Hong Kong, Borneo, southern Indochina, and Sri Lanka, but the status of these populations remains unresolved (Zug 2010b).
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, Pacific Ocean.
Reported from: Brunei, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong [incl. Shek Kwu Chau Island], Yunnan), Cook Islands (incl. Rarotonga), East Timor, Fiji, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Indonesia (Aru Islands, Bali, Buton, Enggano, Flores, Java, Kalimantan, Komodo, Nias, Simeulue, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumbawa, Western New Guinea), Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Sakishima Islands (Miyako Islands, Yaeyama Islands)]), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island, Seribuat Archipelago]), Myanmar, New Caledonia (incl. Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands), Palau, Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville]), Philippines (Bohol, Boracay, Camotes Islands [Poro], Cebu, Mantique, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Samar, Semirara, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Bubuan, Cancuman, Dipolod, Gounan Islands (Great Gounan), Marungas], Tablas), Pitcairn Islands, Singapore, Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa.

Hemiphyllodactylus arakuensis

Araku Slender Gecko

Araku-Halbblattfingergecko

Araku-myndegecko

2019 Hemiphyllodactylus arakuensis Agarwal, Khandekar, Giri, Ramakrishnan & Karanth

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of aurantiacus.
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh).





Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus

Shevaroy Slender Gecko, (Southern Ghats Slender Gecko, Western Ghats Worm Gecko, Southern Indian Half Leaf-fingered Gecko)

Shevaroy-Halbblattfingergecko

Shevaroy-myndegekko

1870 Hemidactylus aurantiacus Beddome
Lepidodactylus aurantiacus Boulenger 1885
Hemiphyllodactylus typus aurantiacus Smith 1935
Hemiphyllodactylus aurantiacus Bauer & Das 1999

Remarks: Now restricted to Tamil Nadu. Records from other provinces refer to arakuensis, jnana, kolliensis, and eight other lineages believed to represent as yet undescribed species, previously confused with aurantiacus (Agarwal, Khandekar, Giri, Ramakrishnan & Karanth 2019). A record from Borneo probably refers to typus (Das 2007c).
Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).


Hemiphyllodactylus banaensis

Ba Na Slender Gecko

Ba-Na-Halbblattfingergecko

Ba Na-myndegecko

2014 Hemiphyllodactylus banaensis Ngo, Grismer, Pham & Wood

Distribution: Vietnam.


Hemiphyllodactylus bintik

Spotted Slender Gecko, Spotted Dwarf Gecko

Gefleckter Halbblattfingergecko

Plettet Myndegekko

2015 Hemiphyllodactylus bintik Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Quah, Muin, Chan, Sumarli & Loredo

Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia).


Hemiphyllodactylus bonkowskii

Hang Kia Slender Gecko, (Bonkowski’s Slender Gecko)

Hang-Kia-Halbblattfingergecko

Hang Kia-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus bonkowskii Nguyen, Do, Ngo, Pham, Pham, Le & Ziegler

Distribution: Vietnam.





Hemiphyllodactylus changningensis

Changning Slender Gecko

Changning-Halbblattfingergecko

Changning-myndegekko

2015 Hemiphyllodactylus changningensis Guo, Zhou, Yan & Li

Distribution: China (Yunnan).


Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis

Chiangmai Slender Gecko

Chiangmai-Halbblattfingergecko

Chiangmai-myndegekko

2014 Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis Grismer, Wood & Cota

Distribution: Thailand.


Hemiphyllodactylus cicak

Penang Slender Gecko

Penang-Halbblattfingergecko

Penang-myndegekko

2016 Hemiphyllodactylus cicak Cobos, Grismer, Wood, Quah, Anuar & Muin

Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia: Penang Island).


Hemiphyllodactylus dupanglingensis

Dupangling Slender Gecko

Dupangling-Halbblattfingergecko

Dupangling-myndegecko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus dupanglingensis Zhang, Qian, Jiang, Cai, Deng & Yang 2020

Distribution: China (Hunan).





Hemiphyllodactylus dushanensis

Dushan Slender Gecko

Dushan-Halbblattfingergecko

Dushan-myndegekko

1981 Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis dushanensis Zhou, Liu & Yang
Hemiphyllodactylus dushanensis Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, McGuire, Brown, Ngo & Pham 2013

Distribution: China (Guizhou).


Hemiphyllodactylus engganoensis

Enggano Slender Gecko

Enggano-Halbblattfingergecko

Enggano-myndegekko

2014 Hemiphyllodactylus engganoensis Grismer, Riyanto, Iskandar & McGuire

Distribution: Indonesia (Enggano).


Hemiphyllodactylus flaviventris

Yellow-bellied Slender Gecko, Yellow-bellied Dwarf Gecko

Gelbbauch-Halbblattfingergecko

Gulbuget Myndegekko

2018 Hemiphyllodactylus flaviventris Sukprasert, Sutthiwises, Lauhachinda & Taksintum

Distribution: Thailand.


Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis

Palau Slender Gecko

Palau-Halbblattfingergecko

Palau-myndegekko

2010 Hemiphyllodactylus ganoklonis Zug

Distribution: Palau.


Hemiphyllodactylus harterti

Bintang Slender Gecko, (Hartert's Slender Gecko, Hartert's Worm Gecko, Hartert's Dwarf Gecko)

Bintang-Halbblattfingergecko

Bintang-myndegekko

1900 Lepidodactylus harterti Werner
Hemiphyllodactylus harterti Kluge 1991

Remarks: Previously included larutensis.
Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia).


Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis

Hong Kong Slender Gecko

Hong-Kong-Halbblattfingergecko

Hong Kong-myndegekko

2018 Hemiphyllodactylus hongkongensis Sung, Lee, Ng, Zhang & Yang

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of typus (e.g., Bogadek & Lau 1997).
Distribution: China (Hong Kong).





Hemiphyllodactylus huishuiensis

Huishui Slender Gecko

Huishui-myndegekko

Huishui-myndegekko

2016 Hemiphyllodactylus huishuiensis Yan, Lin, Guo, Li & Zhou

Distribution: China (Guizhou).


Hemiphyllodactylus indosobrinus

Champasak Slender Gecko

Champasak-Halbblattfingergecko

Champasak-myndegekko

2019 Hemiphyllodactylus indosobrinus Eliades, Phimmachak, Sivongxay, Siler & Stuart

Distribution: Laos.





Hemiphyllodactylus insularis

Philippine Slender Gecko, (Philippine Leaf-toed Gecko)

Philippinischer Halbblattfingergecko

Filippinsk Myndegekko

1918 Hemiphyllodactylus insularis Taylor

Remarks: A bisexual species (Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy 2001), as opposed to the unisexual typus, of which it was previously regarded as a synonym (e.g., Wermuth 1965; Brown & Alcala 1978). Includes some previous Philippine records of typus.
Distribution: Philippines (Bohol, Boracay, Camotes Islands [Poro], Cebu, Mantique, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Samar, Semirara, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Cancuman, Gounan Islands (Great Gounan)], Tablas).


Hemiphyllodactylus jinpingensis

Jinping Slender Gecko

Jinping-Halbblattfingergecko

Jinping-myndegekko

1981 Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis jinpingensis Zhou, Liu & Yang
Hemiphyllodactylus jinpingensis Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, McGuire, Brown, Ngo & Pham 2013

Distribution: China (Guangxi, Yunnan).


Hemiphyllodactylus jnana

Bangalore Slender Gecko

Bangalore-Halbblattfingergecko

Bangalore-myndegecko

2019 Hemiphyllodactylus jnana Agarwal, Khandekar, Giri, Ramakrishnan & Karanth

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of aurantiacus.
Distribution: India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).





Hemiphyllodactylus khlonglanensis

Khlong Lan Slender Gecko, Khlong Lan Dwarf Gecko

Khlong-Lan-Halbblattfingergecko

Khlong Lan-myndegekko

2018 Hemiphyllodactylus khlonglanensis Sukprasert, Sutthiwises, Lauhachinda & Taksintum

Distribution: Thailand.


Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani

Laotian Slender Gecko

Laotischer Halbblattfingergecko

Laotisk Myndegekko

2014 Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani Nguyen, Botov, Le, Nophaseud, Zug, Bonkowski & Ziegler

Distribution: Laos.


Hemiphyllodactylus kolliensis

Kolli Slender Gecko

Kolli-Halbblattfingergecko

Kolli-myndegecko

2019 Hemiphyllodactylus kolliensis Agarwal, Khandekar, Giri, Ramakrishnan & Karanth

Remarks: Previously regarded as a population of aurantiacus.
Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).





Hemiphyllodactylus kyaiktiyoensis

Kyaiktiyo Mountain Slender Gecko

Kyaiktiyo-Halbblattfingergecko

Kyaiktiyo-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus kyaiktiyoensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Oaks & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.





Hemiphyllodactylus larutensis

Larut Slender Gecko

Larut-Halbblattfingergecko

Larut-myndegekko

1900 Gehyra larutensis Boulenger
Hemiphyllodactylus larutensis Smith 1935

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of harterti (e.g., Zug 2010). Revalidated as a separate species by Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, McGuire, Brown, Ngo & Pham (2013), although regarded as such already in some earlier works (e.g., Smith 1935; Wermuth 1965; Denzer & Manthey 1991; Chan-ard, Grossmann, Gumprecht & Schulz 1999).
Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia).


Hemiphyllodactylus linnwayensis

Linn-Way Slender Gecko, Linn-Way Dwarf Gecko

Linn-Way-Halbblattfingergecko

Linn-Way-myndegekko

2017 Hemiphyllodactylus linnwayensis Grismer, Wood, Thura, Zin, Quah, Murdoch, Grismer, Lin, Kyaw & Lwin

Remarks: Reported from two localities by Grismer, Wood, Thura, Zin, Quah, Murdoch, Grismer, Lin, Kyaw & Lwin (2017), the northernmost of which as "H. cf. linnwayensis". The latter has subsequently been described as a separate species, H. uga (Grismer, Wood, Zug, Thura, Grismer, Murdoch, Quah & Lin 2018).
Distribution: Myanmar.


Hemiphyllodactylus longlingensis

Longling Slender Gecko

Longling-Halbblattfingergecko

Longling-myndegekko

1981 Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis longlingensis Zhou, Liu & Yang
Hemiphyllodactylus longlingensis Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, McGuire, Brown, Ngo & Pham 2013

Distribution: China (Yunnan).


Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae

Sumatran Slender Gecko

Sumatra-Halbblattfingergecko

Sumatra-myndegekko

1931 Hemiphyllodactylus margarethae Brongersma

Remarks: A bisexual species, as opposed to the unisexual typus, of which it was previously regarded as a synonym (e.g., Wermuth 1965). Bauer (1994) considered margarethae a taxon of uncertain status, but it was later revalidated as a separate species by Zug (2010b). Presence in Nias needs confirmation (Zug 2010b).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).


Hemiphyllodactylus minimus

Dwarf Slender Gecko

Zwerg-Halbblattfingergecko

Dværgmyndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus minimus Mohapatra, Khandekar, Dutta, Mahapatra & Agarwal

Distribution: India (Odisha).





Hemiphyllodactylus montawaensis

Montawa Slender Gecko, Montawa Dwarf Gecko

Montawa-Halbblattfingergecko

Montawa-myndegekko

2017 Hemiphyllodactylus montawaensis Grismer, Wood, Thura, Zin, Quah, Murdoch, Grismer, Lin, Kyaw & Lwin

Distribution: Myanmar.


Hemiphyllodactylus nahangensis

Na Hang Slender Gecko

Na-Hang-Halbblattfingergecko

Na Hang-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus nahangensis Do, Pham, Phan, Le, Ziegler & Nguyen

Distribution: Vietnam.





Hemiphyllodactylus ngocsonensis

Ngoc Son Slender Gecko

Ngoc-Son-Halbblattfingergecko

Ngoc Son-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus ngocsonensis Nguyen, Do, Ngo, Pham, Pham, Le & Ziegler

Distribution: Vietnam.





Hemiphyllodactylus ngwelwini

Thayeumin Cave Slender Gecko, (Ngwe Lwin’s Slender Gecko)

Thayeumin-Halbblattfingergecko

Thayeumin-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus ngwelwini Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Oaks & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.





Hemiphyllodactylus nilgiriensis

Nilgiri Slender Gecko

Nilgiri-Halbblattfingergecko

Nilgiri-myndegecko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus nilgiriensis Agarwal, Bauer, Pal, Srikanthan & Khandekar

Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).





Hemiphyllodactylus pardalis

Leopard Slender Gecko, (Spotted Slender Gecko)

Leopard-Halbblattfingergecko

Leopard-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus pardalis Grismer, Yushchenko, Pawangkhanant, Naiduangchan, Nazarov, Orlova, Suwannapoom & Poyarkov

Distribution: Thailand.





Hemiphyllodactylus peninsularis

Agasthyamalai Slender Gecko, Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Slender Gecko

Agasthyamalai-Halbblattfingergecko

Agasthyamalai-myndegecko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus peninsularis Agarwal, Bauer, Pal, Srikanthan & Khandekar

Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).





Hemiphyllodactylus pinlaungensis

Pinlaung Slender Gecko

Pinlaung-Halbblattfingergecko

Pinlaung-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus pinlaungensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Oaks & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.





Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus

Houaphanh Slender Gecko

Houaphanh-Halbblattfingergecko

Houaphanh-myndegekko

2019 Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus Eliades, Phimmachak, Sivongxay, Siler & Stuart

Distribution: Laos.





Hemiphyllodactylus tehtarik

Tebu Mountain Slender Gecko, Tebu Mountain Slender-toed Gecko

Tebu-Halbblattfingergecko

Tebu-myndegekko

2013 Hemiphyllodactylus tehtarik Grismer, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, McGuire, Brown, Ngo & Pham

Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia).


Hemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis

Titiwangsa Slender Gecko

Titiwangsa-Halbblattfingergecko

Titiwangsa-myndegekko

2010 Hemiphyllodactylus titiwangsaensis Zug

Distribution: Malaysia (West Malaysia).


Hemiphyllodactylus tonywhitteni

Phapant Slender Gecko, Phapant Dwarf Gecko

Phapant-Halbblattfingergecko

Phapant-myndegekko

2017 Hemiphyllodactylus tonywhitteni Grismer, Wood, Thura, Zin, Quah, Murdoch, Grismer, Lin, Kyaw & Lwin

Distribution: Myanmar.


Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Indo-Pacific Slender Gecko, Indo-Pacific Tree Gecko, Common Worm Gecko, Waif Gecko, Slender Tree Gecko, Common Dwarf Gecko, Malayan Dwarf Gecko, Small Smooth-scaled Gecko, Miniature Gecko, Oceanic Worm Gecko, (South Indian Forest Ground Gecko)

Gewöhnlicher Halbblattfingergecko, Zigeunergecko

Indo-pacifisk Myndegekko

1860 Hemiphyllodactylus typus Bleeker
1869 Platydactylus crepuscularis Bavay (Zug 2010b)
Lepidodactylus crepuscularis Boulenger 1885
1872 Spathodactylus mutilatus Günther (Zug 2010b)
Spathoscalabotes mutilatus Boulenger 1885
1885 Lepidodactylus ceylonensis Boulenger (Zug 2010b)
1899 Hemiphyllodactylus leucostictus Stejneger (Zug 2010b)
1980 Hemiphyllodactylus typus pallidus Auffenberg
1989 Hemiphyllodactylus albostictus Lazell [emendation of Hemiphyllodactylus leucostictus Stejneger 1899] (Zug 2010b)

Remarks: A unisexual, parthenogenetic species (Zug 2010b). The native distribution of this species is unknown (Zug 2013). Previously included margarethae and other populations now assigned to separate species (e.g., hongkongensis). Presumably absent from Palau, where previous records (e.g., Bauer 1994; Crombie & Pregill 1999) refer to ganoklonis (Fisher, Uili, Enoka & Zug 2013). Records from Marshall Islands refer to Lepidodactylus moestus (Fisher, Uili, Enoka & Zug 2013). Some, but not all, records from the Philippines represent the bisexual species insularis (Ferner, Brown, Sison & Kennedy 2001; Zug 2010b). Also some other populations recorded as typus (Borneo, southern Indochina, Sri Lanka) have proven or may prove to be separate species (Zug 2010b). Apparently distributed in Hawaii, Polynesia and the Mascarenes through accidental human transport (Fisher, Uili, Enoka & Zug 2013; Zug 2010b, 2013).
Introduced to: French Polynesia, Mauritius (incl. Rodrigues), New Zealand, Reunion, USA (Hawaii).
Distribution: Brunei, China (Hainan), Cook Islands (incl. Rarotonga), East Timor, Fiji, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands]), Indonesia (Aru Islands, Bali, Buton, Flores, Java, Kalimantan, Komodo, Nias, Simeulue, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumbawa, Western New Guinea), Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Sakishima Islands [Miyako Islands, Yaeyama Islands]), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia (incl. Seribuat Archipelago), Myanmar, New Caledonia (Grande Terre, Isle of Pines, Loyalty Islands), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands [Bougainville]), Philippines (Palawan, Sulu Islands [Bubuan, Dipolod, Marungas]), Pitcairn Islands, Singapore, Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Samoa.


Hemiphyllodactylus uga

Mandalay Slender Gecko, (Uga's Slender Gecko)

Mandalay-Halbblattfingergecko

Mandalay-myndegekko

2018 Hemiphyllodactylus uga Grismer, Wood, Zug, Thura, Grismer, Murdoch, Quah & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.





Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis

Yunnan Slender Gecko, Asian Slender Gecko, Yunnan Worm Gecko, Yunnan Dwarf Gecko

Yunnan-Halbblattfingergecko

Yunnan-myndegekko

1903 Gehyra yunnanensis Boulenger
Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis Smith 1935
1937 Hemiphyllodactylus typus chapaensis Bourret (Zug 2010b)
Hemiphyllodactylus chapaensis Lazell 2002

Other common names:
chapaensis: Chapa Worm Gecko
Remarks: Previously included dushanensis, jinpingensis, and longlingensis. The subspecies chapaensis was suggested to represent a full species by Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen (2009), and it was treated as such by Das (2010). Records of chapaensis from Hong Kong refer to hongkongensis (Sung, Lee, Ng, Zhang & Yang 2018). Records from Guangdong and Guangxi need confirmation (Zug 2010b). This is probably also the case with records from Fujian.
Distribution: China (Yunnan), Vietnam.


Hemiphyllodactylus ywanganensis

Ywangan Slender Gecko

Ywangan-Halbblattfingergecko

Ywangan-myndegekko

2018 Hemiphyllodactylus ywanganensis Grismer, Wood, Zug, Thura, Grismer, Murdoch, Quah & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.





Hemiphyllodactylus zugi

Vietnamese Slender Gecko, (Zug's Slender Gecko)

Vietnamesischer Halbblattfingergecko

Vietnamesisk Myndegekko

2013 Hemiphyllodactylus zugi Nguyen, Lehmann, Le, Duong, Bonkowski & Ziegler

Distribution: Vietnam.


Hemiphyllodactylus zwegabinensis

Zwegabin Mountain Slender Gecko

Zwegabin-Halbblattfingergecko

Zwegabin-myndegekko

2020 Hemiphyllodactylus zwegabinensis Grismer, Wood, Quah, Thura, Oaks & Lin

Distribution: Myanmar.