A new country record of Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko Gekko lionotum (Annandale, 1905) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Bangladesh

Main Article Content

M. Rashedul Kabir Bhuiyan
M. Fazle Rabbe
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3135-2776
Mohammad Firoj Jaman
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1211-696X
Ananda Kumar Das
Samiul Mohsanin
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3235-9002

Abstract

We report a new record in Bangladesh of the Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko Gekko lionotum Annandale, 1905, recorded from a biodiversity hotspot area at Bandarban located at the southeastern side of the country.  A freshly dead specimen was collected and donated to the Padma Bridge Museum for further identification and display.  We confirmed identification by comparing morphometric and meristic characteristics with literature records.  Gekko lionotum is distributed in Myanmar and northeast India, but was not recorded previously from Bangladesh.  The camouflaging color pattern and cryptic lifestyle of this species, together with and absence of research efforts, likely account for the lack of previous records for this species in Bangladesh territory. 

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
Bhuiyan, M.R.K. , Rabbe, M.F. , Jaman, M. F. , Das, A.K. and Mohsanin, S. 2020. A new country record of Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko Gekko lionotum (Annandale, 1905) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Bangladesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 15 (Nov. 2020), 17161–17164. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6559.12.15.17161-17164.
Section
Notes
Author Biographies

M. Fazle Rabbe, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Field Officer cum Museum Assistant

Padma Bridge Museum

Mohammad Firoj Jaman, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Professor

Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Ananda Kumar Das, Padma Bridge Museum, Service Area-1, Dogachi, Sreenagar, Munshiganj, Bangladesh.

Curator

Padma Bridge Museum, Service Area-1, Dogachi, Sreenagar, Munshiganj, Bangladesh

References

Brown, R.M. (1999). New species of parachute gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: genus Ptychozoon) from northeastern Thailand and central Vietnam. Copeia 990–1001. https://doi.org/10.2307/1447974

Brown, R.M., J.W. Ferner & A.C. Diesmos (1997). Definition of the Philippine Parachute Gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, and comparisons with related species. Herpetologica 53(3): 357–373.

Grismer, L.L., P.L. Jr. Wood, M.K. Thura, M.S. Grismer, R.M. Brown & B.L. Stuart (2018). Geographically structured genetic variation in Ptychozoonlionotum (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and a new species from an isolated volcano in Myanmar. Zootaxa 4514(2): 202–214. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4514.2.4

International Resources Group (IRG) (2012). Integrated Protected Area Co-Management (IPAC): State of Bangladesh’s Forest Protected Areas 2010. Nishorgo Network, USAID, 35pp.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) (2018). Ptychozoon lionotum: e.T177831A103308608. Downloaded on 30 September 2020. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T177831A103308608.en

Nishat, A., S.I. Huq, S.P. Barua, A.H.M.A. Reza & A.M. Khan (2002).Bio-ecological zones of Bangladesh. The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 141pp.

Pawar, S.S. & S.Biswas (2001). First record of the Smoothbacked Parachute Gecko Ptychozoonlionotum Annandale, 1905 from the Indian Mainland. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 101–106.

Uetz, P., P. Freed & J. Hošek (eds.) (2020). The Reptile Database. http://www.reptile-database.org, accessed on 25 September 2020.

Wood, P.L., X. Guo, S.L. Travers, Y.C. Su, K.V. Olson, A.M. Bauer, L.L. Grismer, C.D. Siler, R.G. Moyle, M.J. Andersen & R.M. Brown (2020). Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 106731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106731