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Cnemaspis occidentalis ANGEL, 1943

IUCN Red List - Cnemaspis occidentalis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern 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 
DistributionGuinea (Conakry), Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast

Type locality: Mont Nimba (650 m elevation), “French Guinea” = Ivory Coast. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN (= MHNP) 1943.33 male; paratypes: MHNP 1943.36 male; autre matériel: MHNP 1967.222-223 females; IFAN (sans numéro) male; MHNG 2131.69 Q; ZFMK 19925 male et 19924 female; MCZ 51918 female. Au total neuf exemplaires recensés en collection et étudiés. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name occidentalis (Latin) refers to the western distribution of this species. 
References
  • 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
  • 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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