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Ancylodactylus occidentalis (ANGEL, 1943)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Western Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) occidentalis ANGEL 1943
Cnemaspis africanus occidentalis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 89
Cnemaspis africana occidentalis — WERMUTH 1965: 12
Cnemaspis occidentalis — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) occidentalis — RÖSLER 2000: 63
Cnemaspis occidentalis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012
Ancylodactylus occidentalis — MALONZA & BAUER 2022 
DistributionGuinea (Conakry), Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast

Type locality: Mont Nimba (650 m elevation), “French Guinea” = Ivory Coast.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1943.0035 (by original designation), male; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1943.0036 male; other (non-type) material: MHNP 1967.222-223 females; IFAN (sans numéro) male; MHNG 2131.69 Q; ZFMK 19925 male et 19924 female; MCZ 51918 female. 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 89. 
EtymologyThe specific name occidentalis (Latin) refers to the western distribution of this species. 
  • Angel, FERNAND 1943. Sur deux lézards nouveaux, de la Haute-Guinée française, appartenant aux familles de amphisbénidés et des gekkonidés (Materiaux de la Mission Lamotte au Mont Nimba, en 1942). Prémière note. Bull. Mus. Natl. d'Hist. Nat., Paris, (sér. 2) 15 (4): 163-166.
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - 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
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 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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