Ptychozoon kuhli

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Ptychozoon kuhli


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Subfamilia: Gekkoninae
Genus: Ptychozoon
Species: Ptychozoon kuhli


Type locality: Indonesia, Central Java.

Neotype: CUMNH. No. 59352. (neotype designated by Hoser, 2018: 20)

Etymology: kuhli: Named for Heinrich Kuhl, German naturalist.


  • Lacerta homalocephala (Creveld) Creveld 1809 is preoccupied by Lacerta homalocephala Suchow (or Suckow) 1798.
  • Ptychozoon kuhli Stejneger (replacement name for Lacerta homalocephala Creveldt 1809)

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Kuhls faltengecko
English: Kuhl's flying gecko
ไทย: ตุ๊กแกบินหางแผ่น


  • Brown, R.M., Ferner, J.W. & 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), 1997, 357-373
  • Coborn, J. 1995. Breeding and Keeping Geckos. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA
  • Hoser, R.T. 2018b. A revised taxonomy of the gecko genus Ptychozoon Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822, including the formal erection of two new genera to accommodate the most divergent taxa and description of ten new species. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 38: 19-31. Full article (PDF). Reference page
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