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Hemidactylus curlei PARKER, 1942

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesParker’s gecko, Northern Leaf-tood Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus curlei PARKER 1942: 24
Hemidactylus curlei — WERMUTH 1965: 73
Hemidactylus curlei — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus curlei — RÖSLER 2000: 85
Hemidactylus curlei — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 294 
DistributionN Somalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Borama District (43° 10’ E, 9° 55’ N, elevation: ca. 5000 feet), British Somaliland.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1937.12.5.295/1946.8.25.41 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyParker did not identify the Curle after whom he named the gecko. Beolens et al. 2011: 63 speculate that it was Colonel A. T. Curle (d. 1981) of the King's African Rifles, who served in British East Africa in the 1920S and 1930s. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • 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
 
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