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Your Position :Home->Past Journals Catalog->2019 Vol.38 No.2

Geckos in Yongxing Island, South China Sea with Two New Records
Author of the article:QIAN Tianyu1, QI Shuo1, LI Pipeng1*, LU Yuyan1*, MO Yanni2, YANG Zhenzhou3, LIU Wuhan4
Author's Workplace:1. Institute of Herpetology, Liaoning Key Lab of Biodiversity and Evolution, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, China;
2. Wildlife Conservation Administration of Hainan Province, Haikou 570203, China;
3. Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100071, China;
4. Sanya Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sanya, Hainan Province 572000, China
Key Words:gecko; South China Sea; island; morphology; distribution
Abstract:Three species of Gekkonidae were found from Yongxing Island during a herpetological survey in December, 2017. According to their external morphological characterisctics and comparison with the specimens from Sanya, Wanning, Qionghai and Haikou cities throughout Hainan Island, they were identified as Gehyra mutilata, Hemidactylus bowringii and H. frenatus. G. mutilata and H. bowringii were found in the island of South China Sea for the first time. G. mutilata is native to southeast Asia and is widely distributed throughout Sri Lanka, Burma, Malaysia, southeast China, The Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands, Mascarenes and Seychelles, western Mexico, Maui, Hawaii. H. bowringii is native to south mainland, Taiwan, Hainan and Hong Kong of China, as well as Vietnam (including Hon Thom Island and Ku Lao Pan Jang Island), Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Japan (Pyukyu Islands). As the largest innate island in South China Sea, Yongxing Island is more than 2 km2 in area and about 330 km and 410 km far from Sanya and Haikou cities of Hainan Island. The finding indicated that the reptile fauna in the South China Sea Islands has a close relationship to Hainan Island. It will investigate further in other islands of the South China Sea and reveal in molecular genetics level.
2019,38(2): 179-184 收稿日期:2018-10-16
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