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Phylogenetic taxonomy of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with descriptions of three new species from Myanmar

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A phylogenetic taxonomy of the gekkonid genus Hemiphyllodactylus based on molecular, morphological, and ecological data recovered 28 species, including three new species from the upland regions of the Shan Plateau in eastern Myanmar. Hemiphyllodactylus linnwayensis sp. nov. is a forest-adapted species that may also be a human commensal and H. montawaensis sp. nov. and H. tonywhitteni sp. nov. are karst forest-adapted species. The discovery of three new species from montane regions in eastern Myanmar extends the distribution of a larger monophyletic group of Hemiphyllodactylus westward to the eastern edge of the Ayeyrawady Basin through a series of semi-contiguous, parallel mountain ranges originating in western China and northern Thailand. The discovery of the karst forest-adapted H. montawaensis sp. nov. and H. tonywhitteni sp. nov. further emphasizes the unrealized herpetological diversity endemic to karst ecosystems and the need for increased field work throughout such habitats in South-East Asia.

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Keywords: Gekkonidae; Hemiphyllodactylus; Myanmar; Phylogenetic taxonomy; karst; new species

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Herpetology Laboratory, Department of Biology, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, USA 2: Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA 3: Myanmar Environment Sustainable Conservation, Yangon, Myanmar 4: Fauna and Flora International, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar 5: School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Publication date: 30 March 2018

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