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Cnemaspis gigas PERRET, 1986

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPerret's Nigeria Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) gigas PERRET 1986
Cnemaspis gigas — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Ancylodactylus) gigas — RÖSLER 2000: 62
Cnemaspis gigas — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionNigeria

Type locality: Riyum, Plateau de Jos, Nigeria, 1200 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMUC 34390, male; paratype MHNG 2236.15, male; paratypes (female): MHNG 2236.16, ZMUC 34388-389, juv. ZMUC 34644. Au total six exemplaires récoltés par Arne Schiotz, 3.Dec.1958. 
Diagnosis 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
 
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