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Ancylodactylus quattuorseriatus (STERNFELD, 1912)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sternfeld's Gecko 
SynonymGonatodes quattuorseriatus STERNFELD 1912: 202
Cnemaspis quattuorseriatus — LOVERIDGE 1936: 821
Cnemaspis quattuorseriatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 86
Cnemaspis bohmanni MÜLLER & UTHMÖLLER 1950 (fide LOVERIDGE 1957)
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) quattuorseriata — PERRET 1986
Cnemaspis quattuorseriata — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) quattuorseriata — RÖSLER 2000: 63
Cnemaspis quattuorseriata — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 81
Ancylodactylus quattuorseriatus — MALONZA & BAUER 2022 
DistributionCameroon, N/E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), E Rwanda, N Burundi ?, W Uganda

Type locality: Kissenyi am Kiwu-See (Belgisch Ruanda-Urundi), Uvira am Tanganyika-See (Belgisch-Congo) und Rugege-Wald.  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 22354 
CommentSynonymy: Mentioned in LeBreton 1999 only as Cnemaspis quattuorseriatus dilepis = Cnemaspis dilepis.

Similar species: Cnemaspis dickersonae.

Distribution: Not listed for Tanzania by BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991. 
  • Bauer, A.M. & Günther,R. 1991. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Zoological Museum , Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 67: 279-310 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • 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
  • Müller, L., and W. Uthmöller. 1950. Cnemaspis bohmanni, ein neuer Gecko aus Tanganyika-Territory, für Deutsch—Ostafrika. Zool. Anz. 145:118-120.
  • 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, R. 1912. IV. Zoologie II. Lfg. Reptilia. In: Schubotz., R. (ed.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika Expedition 1907- 1908, unter Führung A. Friedrichs, Herzogs zu Mecklenburg. Klinkhard und Biermann, Leipzig: 197-279 [published 1912, not 1913, as often cited, see Männel & Kucharzewski 2017] - get paper here
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