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Hemidactylus alkiyumii CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus alkiyumii CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1977: 101 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1986: 283 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1986: 420 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — SCHÄTTI & DESVOIGNES 1999: 52 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — VAN DER KOOIJ 2000: 113 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 117 (part.) 
DistributionS Oman (Dhofar region)

Type locality: Tawi Atair, 610 m elevation, Dhofar region (South Oman), 17.11639’N 54.54861’E.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 2005.1662, male, collected in October 2005 by S. Carranza, E.N. Arnold and D. Donaire (MorphoBank M95264–M95275; Fig. 13A). Paratypes: ONHM3707, male, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95290–M95304); BMNH2005.1663, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95276–M95289); IBES8078, female from Tawi Atair, 610 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.11639’N 54.54861’E WGS84, collected in October 2010 by S. Carranza and F. Amat (MorphoBank M99654–M99660); IBES8079, female, same collecting data as IBES8078 (MorphoBank M99661–M99667); IBES8080, female, same collecting data as IBES8078 (MorphoBank M99668–M99674). 
CommentMorphoBank M95099–M95289 M99609–M99718 
EtymologyEtymology The species epithet “alkiyumii” is a genitive Latin noun to honor Ali bin Amer Al Kiyumi, Director General of Nature Conservation of the Sultanate of Oman, for his knowledge and interest in the preservation of the biodiversity of Oman and for his help and support towards our ongoing studies on the reptile fauna of Oman. 
References
  • Ball, L.D. & Borrell, J.S. 2016. An inventory of herpetofauna from Wadi Sayq, Dhofar, Oman. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (12): 9454-9460
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • Carranza, S., Arnold, E. Nicholas 2012. A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa 3378: 1–95 - get paper here
  • KOWALSKI, T. 2018. Ein ungewöhnliches Regenerationsvermögen bei Hemidactylus alkijumii Carranza & Arnold, 2012 Sauria 40 (2): 71-74 - get paper here
  • 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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