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Hemidactylus beninensis BAUER, TCHIBOZO, PAUWELS & LENGLET, 2006

IUCN Red List - Hemidactylus beninensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus beninensis BAUER, TCHIBOZO, PAUWELS & LENGLET 2006 
DistributionBenin, probably adjacent Nigeria

Type locality: Bénin, Département des Collines, Collines de Dassa-Zoumè, (07°45’N, 02°10’E).  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB 2617, adult male (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique); collected by Sévérin Tchibozo, 13 June 2005. Paratype. IRSNB 2618, subadult male; same data as holotype. 
CommentThe species inhabits primary forest near Raphia swamps.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution. 
  • BAUER,A.M.; S. TCHIBOZO, O.S.G. PAUWELS & G. LENGLET 2006. A review of the gekkotan lizards of Bénin, with the description of a new species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 1242: 1-20 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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