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Geckolepis humbloti VAILLANT, 1887

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesComoran fish scale gecko 
SynonymGeckolepis humbloti VAILLANT 1887
Geckolepis humbloti — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2015 
DistributionGrande Comore (Comoro Islands)

Type locality: Grande Comore  
TypesSyntype: MNHN 1885.480–82 
CommentSynonymy: Geckolepis humbloti has been synonymized with G. maculata by ANGEL 1942. Most subsequent authors followed this, e.g. WERMUTH 1965, KLUGE et al. 1993. HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2015 resurrected humbloti as it is paraphyletic with maculata based on DNA data.

Behavior: nocturnal 
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver 2016. Die Komoren, ein vergessener Hotspot der Diversität. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (6): 52-55 - get paper here
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver; Mark D. Scherz; Nicolas Straube, Frank Glaw 2015. Resurrection of the Comoran fish scale gecko Geckolepis humbloti Vaillant, 1887 reveals a disjunct distribution caused by natural overseas dispersal. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, doi:10. 1007/ s13127-015-0255-1 - get paper here
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Vaillant, L. 1887. Matériaux pour servir & l’historie herpétologique des Iles Comores. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris, 11:131-136. - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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