First Record of the Pseudogekko brevipes Complex from the Northern Philippines, with Description of a New Species
Cameron D Siler, Drew R Davis, Jessa L Watters, Elyse S Freitas, Oliver W Griffith, Jake Wilson B Binaday, Athena Heart T Lobos, Ace Kevin S Amarga, Rafe M Brown
Herpetologica | HERPETOLOGISTS LEAGUE | Published : 2017
Awarded by National Science Foundation, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (NSF, IOS)
We thank the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for facilitating collecting and export permits necessary for this and related studies; we are particularly grateful to M. Lim, C. Custodio, J. de Leon, and A. Tagtag. Fieldwork was conducted under the Memorandum of Agreement with the BMB of the Philippines (2015-2020), Gratuitous Permits to Collect Nos. 247 (University of Oklahoma; OU) and 258 (University of Kansas Natural History Museum; KU), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Approval R13-011 (OU) and 158-04 (KU). Financial support for fieldwork was provided by National Science Foundation, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (NSF, IOS) 1353683 to CDS and DEB 1655553 to RMB. For the loans of specimens, we thank J. Vindum (CAS) and T. LaDuc (Biodiversity Collections, University of Texas at Austin; TNHC). For access to the Sam Noble Museum Invertebrate Paleontology Stacking Photography Lab we thank S. Westrop and R. Burkhalter. Special thanks to N. Huron for assistance in field expeditions. Members of the Siler and Brown labs, and anonymous reviewers, provided critical feedback on the manuscript.