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Hemidactylus endophis CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus endophis CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012 
DistributionN Oman

Type locality: “Muscat” (see also type info)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1976.1323, male, lodged in the gullet of a Platyceps rhodorachis (BMNH 85.11.7.16) labeled as “Muscat”, collected by A.S.G. Jayakar, in 1887, fide Carranza, cited in Roll et al. 2017 (MorphoBank M101997–M102030). 
CommentThis species was found inside a Platyceps rhodorachis.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology From the classical Greek prefix endŏ- meaning inside, and ŏphis, a snake. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
 
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