Hemidactylus barbierii SINDACO, RAZZETTI & ZILIANI, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus barbierii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus barbierii SINDACO, RAZZETTI & ZILIANI in SINDACO et al. 2007|
|Distribution||N Kenya (from Lake Turkana)|
Type locality: Kenya, Marsabit district, lagga Daudi (3°53’08”N – 36°19’02”E), about 17 km South of Koobi Fora not far from the eastern lake Turkana shore Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MSNPV CR849, adult male, U. Ziliani, E. Razzetti, R. Sindaco, C. Carugati leg., 7.VII.2005.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: A medium sized Hemidactylus (male SVL = 40 mm, female SVL = 50 mm), with a very distinctive dorsal banded pattern. Back covered by large, trihedral, strongly keeled tubercles intermixed with a few small, irregular shaped granules, forming 14 quite regular transverse rows from axilla to groin (counted along a paravertebral line); nostril in contact with the rostral, first supralabial, 1 enlarged internasal (post-rostral) and 2-3 postnasals; rostral scale divided longitudinally for half of its length in the superior part; 6 lamellae under the first toe and 10 under the 4th toe; sole without enlarged scales; male with 8 pre-cloacal pores; female without pores.|
|Etymology||named after Francesco Barbieri (1944-2001), Professor of Zoology at the University of Pavia.|
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