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Euleptes europaea (GENÉ, 1839)

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: English common name not available
G: Europäischer Blattfingergecko
I: Tarantolino 
SynonymPhyllodactylus europaeus GENÉ 1839: 263
Phyllodactylus (Euleptes) wagleri FITZINGER 1843 (nom. subst.)
Phyllodactylus doriae LATASTE 1877: 469 (fide MERTENS & WERMUTH 1960)
Phyllodactylus europaeus — BOULENGER 1885: 90
Phyllodactylus europaeus — WERMUTH 1965: 135
Phyllodactylus europaeus — RIEPPEL & SCHNEIDER 1981
Phyllodactylus europaea — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus europaeus — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Phyllodactylus europaea — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 239
Euleptes europaeus — BAUER et al. 1997
Euleptes europaea — RÖSLER 2000: 78
Euleptes europaeus — AKERET 2005
Euleptes europaea — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionItaly (Sardinia and other islands, Liguria, Tuscany), S France (incl. Corsica, Pendus, Iles d´Hyere, other islands), Tyrrhenis Islands,
Tunisia (Galite = Galita archipelago), Galitone, Aguglia, Cani,

Type locality: Sardinia. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesType: BMNH 1920.1.20.88 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentThe genus Euleptes has been resurrected by Bauer et al. 1997.

Distribution: Extinct from Galitone and Cani islets (Tunisia) [M. Delaugerre, pers. comm., 6 Aug 2013].


Type species: Phyllodactylus (Euleptes) wagleri FITZINGER 1843 is the type species of the genus Euleptes FITZINGER 1843: 9. 
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  • Bassu, L.; V. Nulchis, M. G. Satta, C. Fresi & C. Corti 2008. Atlas of amphibians and reptiles of Sardinia - state of the art and general considerations. Herpetologia Sardiniae (Claudia Corti, ed.), Edizioni Belvedere, 504 pp.
  • Bauer A M. Good D A. Branch W R. 1997. The taxonomy of the Southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus" and the description of five new genera. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 49 (14): 447-497. - get paper here
  • Berg, P. & Berg, R. 2010. Herpetologische Eindrücke von der Mittelmeerinsel Ile du Levant, Südfrankreich. Elaphe 18 (4): 54-61
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Delaugerre, M., & Cheylan, M. 1992. Atlas de répartition des batraciens et reptiles de Corse. Ajaccio Parc naturel régional de Corse: Ecole pratique des hautes études, 128 pp. - get paper here
  • Delaugerre, M., Ouni, R., & Nouira, S. 2011. Is the European Leaf-toed gecko Euleptes europaea also an African? Its occurrence on the Western Mediterranean landbrige islets and its extinction rate. Herpetology Notes 4: 127–137 - get paper here
  • Delaugerre,M. & Dubois,A. 1985. La variation géographique et la variabilité intrapopulationelle chez Phyllodactylus europaeus (Reptilia, Sauria, Gekkonidae). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris 4e ser., sect. A (3): 709-736
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  • Gené, J. 1839. Synopsis reptilium Sardiniae indigenoruni. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino 1:257—285 - get paper here
  • Holfert, T. 1999. Beitrag zur Habitatwahl von Euleptes europaeus (Gené, 1839) im Nordosten von Sardinien. Sauria 21 (4): 39-42 - get paper here
  • Klemmer,K. 1972. Die Echsen von Toro (Sardinien). Natur und Museum 102: 331-335
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  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Lataste, F. 1877. Sur le Phyllodactylus europaeus, Géné, trouvé en France et sur le Ph. Doriae, n. sp., de L’île de Tinetto. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 2:467-469 - get paper here
  • Pellegrin, J. 1927. Les reptiles et les batraciens de l’Afrique du Nord francaise. Compte Rendu Assoc. Franc. Avanc. Sci. Constantlne 51: 260-264.
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