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Ancylodactylus koehleri (MERTENS, 1937)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Koehler's Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis köhleri MERTENS 1937
Cnemaspis africanus köhleri – LOVERIDGE 1947: 90
Cnemaspis africana koehleri — WERMUTH 1965: 12
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) koehleri — PERRET 1986
Cnemaspis koehleri — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) koehleri — RÖSLER 2000: 63
Ancylodactylus koehleri — MALONZA & BAUER 2022 
DistributionSW Cameroon (coastal areas), Equatorial Guinea

Type locality: Buea [Buca?], Cameroon Mountains.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 22391 female plus un juvénile no. 922, mort en captivité, de Buéa, Cameroun; autre matériel: MHNG 1544.03 male, de Nkondjock, Cameroun; BM 1902.11.12.1 9, Fleuve Benito, Guinée équatoriale. Au total 4 exemplaires connus. 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 90. 
CommentDistribution: For a map with localities in Equatorial Guinea see SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS et al. 2022. 
EtymologyNamed after Max Köhler, the collector of the holotype.  
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Lokasola, Albert Lotana; Cédric Botshuna Lotana, Gabriel Badjejea Babangenge and Crispin Gembu Tungaluna 2017. Distributional Data of the Lizard Fauna (Sauria) of the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 6: 151-159 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - 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
  • Mertens, R. 1937. Eine neue, tiergeographisch bemerkenswerte Eidechse aus Kamerun. Senckenbergiana, 19:381-384.
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106 - get paper here
  • Perret J L 1986. Revision des especes africaines du genre Cnemaspis Strauch, sous-genre Ancylodactylus Muller (Lacertilia, Gekkonidae), avec la description de quatre especes nouvelles. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 93 (2) 1986: 457-505 - get paper here
  • Portik DM, Jongsma GFM, Kouete MT, Scheinberg LA, Freiermuth B, Tapondjou WP, Blackburn DC. 2016. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in the foothills of Mount Kupe, Cameroon. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 37–67 (e131)
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • SÁNCHEZ-VIALAS, A., CALVO-REVUELTA, M. & DE LA RIVA, I. 2022. Synopsis of the terrestrial Reptiles of Equatorial Guinea. Zootaxa 5202 (1): 1-197 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
 
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