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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Family Geckonidæ

Family Geckonidæ.

Gymnodactylus, Spix. Gymnodactylus pelagicus, Girard.

Gymnodactylus pelagicus, Girard, sp., Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., 1857, p. 197; Günther, Voy. "Curaçoa," p. 404, p1. xxiv., fig. a.

This species, so widely distributed in the islands of the Pacific, is represented by specimens which differ slightly from the descriptions of the species. The dorsal tubercles are not so closely set as shown in Günther's figure, but are separated by two or three page 180tubercles. Those on the hind limb are arranged in rows almost as regular as those of the back. The specimens do not exhibit tubercles on the tail as found in some examples, and as the markings are similar to those on the body it does not appear that the member has been reproduced.

Gehyra, Gray.
Gehyra oceanica, Lesson.

Gehyra oceanica, Lesson, sp., Voy. "Coquille," Zool., ii., p. 42, pl. ii., fig. 3.

The specimens collected do not in any way differ from those obtained in the other Polynesian Islands, throughout which the species is widely distributed.