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Hemidactylus albopunctatus (LOVERIDGE, 1947)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: White-spotted gecko, White Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymTeratolepis taylori PARKER 1942: 33
Hemidactylus albopunctatus LOVERIDGE 1947: 107 (nom. nov.)
Hemidactylus albopunctatus — WERMUTH 1965: 70
Hemidactylus albopunctatus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus albopunctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 85
Hemidactylus albopunctatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 288 
DistributionSomalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Haud (46° 20’ E, 8° 15’ N, elevation: 2100 feet), British Somaliland.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1937.12.5.305, male 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 107. 
CommentDistribution: not in East Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi fide S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018). 
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  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Salvador Carranza, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Václav Gvoždík, Abdul Karim Nasher, Jiří Moravec 2013. Out of Arabia: A Complex Biogeographic History of Multiple Vicariance and Dispersal Events in the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). PLoS One 8(5): e64018 - get paper here
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