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Hemidactylus festivus CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus festivus CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1977: 101 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1986: 283 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — ARNOLD 1986: 420 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — SCHÄTTI & DESVOIGNES 1999: 52 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — VAN DER KOOIJ 2000: 113 (part.)
Hemidactylus yerburii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 117 (part.) 
DistributionS Oman, SE Yemen (from the Hadramaut area in Southeastern Yemen to Southern Dhofar province in Oman, as far East as Sawqirah)

Type locality: Wadi Ayoun, 670 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.24671’N 53.88774’E.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1977.977, female from Wadi Ayoun, 670 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.24671’N 53.88774’E WGS84, collected in October 1977 by E.N. Arnold (MorphoBank M95339–M95353). Paratypes: BMNH1977.978, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95354–M95367); BMNH1977.976, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95323–M95338); BMNH1977.979, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95368–M95379); BMNH1977.980, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95380–M95392); BMNH1977.981, female, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M95393–M95407); IBES7419, female from 20 km South of Thumrait, 586 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.4596’N 54.0446’E, collected in October 2010 by S. Carranza and F. Amat (MorphoBank M99801–M99810); IBES7159, male from Wadi Ayoun, 670 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.24671’N 53.88774’E WGS84, collected in May 2011 by S. Carranza, E. Gómez-Díaz and F. Amat (MorphoBank M99733–M99743); ONHM3708, male, same collecting data as IBES7159 (MorphoBank M99744–M99753); IBES7605, male, same collecting data as IBES7159 (MorphoBank M99754–M99763); IBES8062, male from Wadi Ayoun, 670 m, Dhofar region (South Oman) 17.24671’N 53.88774’E WGS84, collected in October 2010 by S. Carranza and F. Amat (MorphoBank M99764–M99773). 
CommentMorphoBank M95099–M95289 M99609–M99718 
EtymologyEtymology The species epithet “festivus” is an adjective that refers to the “happy” aspect of this species, with its bright coloring in the dorsal pattern of living animals and with the juveniles moving around leaping with the tail raised to show its conspicuous black and white coloring. 
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
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Salvador Carranza, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Václav Gvoždík, Abdul Karim Nasher, Jiří Moravec 2013. Out of Arabia: A Complex Biogeographic History of Multiple Vicariance and Dispersal Events in the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). PLoS One 8(5): e64018 - get paper here
 
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