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Hemidactylus coalescens WAGNER, LEACHÉ & FUJITA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus coalescens WAGNER, LEACHÉ & FUJITA 2014: 7
Hemidactylus coalescens LEACHÉ & FUJITA 2010 (nom. nud.) 
DistributionS Cameroon, Gabon and Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: Cameroon, Campo Region, Nkoelon, 2.3972° N, 10.04515° E, 85 m  
TypesHolotype. ZFMK 87679 (Fig. 4), adult male, collected by Michael F. Barej and Julia Wurstner on 27 October 2007.
Paratypes. ZFMK 87680-82, same data as the holotype. 
CommentRelationships. This species includes all populations that cluster with those from the southern portion of the Congolian rainforest (southern Cameroon, Gabon and Congo) presented by Leaché & Fujita (2010), with strong support in the Bayesian species delimitation model. The SNP loci used by Leaché et al. (2014) provide strong support placing this taxon in a clade with H. biokoensis sp. n. Carlino & Pauwels 2015 consider H. coalescens as a synonym of H. fasciatus. 
EtymologyThis species is named after the coalescent process used to delimit the species. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; James F. Parham, Rafe M. Brown, Bryan L. Stuart, Lee Grismer, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Wolfgang Böhme, Jay M. Savage, Salvador Carranza, Jesse L. Grismer,, Philipp Wagner, Andreas Schmitz0, Natalia B. Ananjeva and Robert F. Inger 2010. Availability of new Bayesian-delimited gecko names and the importance of character-based species descriptions. Proc. R. Soc. B - doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1330 - get paper here
  • Carlino, P. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2015. An Updated Reptile List of Ivindo National Park, the Herpetofaunal Hotspot of Gabon. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50(3): 25-39 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Wagner, P., Leaché, A. & Fujita, M.K. 2014. Description of four new West African forest geckos of the Hemidactylus fasciatus Gray, 1842 complex, revealed by coalescent species delimitation. Bonn zoological Bulletin 63 (1): 1–14 - get paper here
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