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Ancylodactylus elgonensis (LOVERIDGE, 1936)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mt Elgon Forest Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis africana elgonensis LOVERIDGE 1936: 820
Cnemaspis africana elgonensis — WERMUTH 1965: 12
Cnemaspis elgonensis — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Cnemaspis elgonensis — LÖTTERS et al. 2007
Cnemaspis elgonensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 80
Ancylodactylus elgonensis — MALONZA & BAUER 2022 
DistributionKenya (Mt Elgon and Kakamega), Uganda (Ruwenzori fide WERMUTH 1965).

Type locality: Above Sipi (6500 ft elevation), Mount Elgon, Uganda.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-40873 
CommentDistribution: see map in MALONZA & BAUER 2022: 104 (Fig. 1). 
EtymologyNamed after its type locality. 
  • Lötters, S.; Wagner, P.; Bwong, B. A.; Schick, S.; Malonza, K. P.; Muchai, V.; Wasonga, D. V.; Veith, M. 2007. A fieldguide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Kakamega Forest / Amfibia na reptilia wanaopatikana msitu wa Kakamega. Natinal Museums of Kenya and University of Mainz, Nairobi and Mainz, 112 pp. ISBN 978-3-00-021841-5
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. Revision of the African geckos of the genus Cnemaspis, with the description of a new race. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1935: 817—822. - get paper here
  • MALONZA, P. K., & BAUER, A. M. 2022. Resurrection of the African gecko genus Ancylodactylus Müller, 1907 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and description of six new species from Kenya. Zootaxa 5141 (2): 101-139 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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