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Smooth-backed parachute gecko

Thai: ตุ๊กแกบินหางหยัก

Binomial name: Ptychozoon lionotum, Nelson Annandale, 1905

Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko or Burmese Flying Gecko Ptychozoon lionotum is a species of gecko found in Southeast Asia.

Distribution

It is found in southern Myanmar, Thailand (Ramri, Phang Nga Province, Bangnon, Ranong Province), Pegu, Western Malaysia, Johor: Pulau Sibu; India. The type locality is from Pegu, Myanmar.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Suborder
Lacertilia
Family
Gekkonidae
Genus
Ptychozoon
Species
Ptychozoon lionotum

Common names

  • German: Birma-Faltengecko
  • English:
    • Smooth-backed parachute gecko
    • Burmese flying gecko
    • Burmese parachute gecko
    • Smooth-backed gliding gecko
  • Thai: ตุ๊กแกบินหางหยัก

Synonyms

  • Ptychozoon lionatum sic, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2007)
  • Ptychozoon lionotum, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Ptychozoon lionotum, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Ptychozoon lionotum, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Ptychozoon lionotum, Herbert Rösler (1995)
  • Ptychozoon lionotum, Arnold Girard Kluge (1993)
  • Ptychozoon lionatum sic, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Ptychozoon homalocephalum var. lionotum, Nelson Annandale (1905)
Distribution map of Smooth-backed parachute gecko, Ptychozoon lionotum in Thailand

Range map of Ptychozoon lionotum in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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