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Hemidactylus funaiolii LANZA, 1978

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesArcher’s Post Gecko, Kenya Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus funaiolii LANZA 1978: 271
Hemidactylus funaiolii — RÖSLER 2000: 86
Hemidactylus funaiolii — RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionC Kenya, Somalia (50 WNW of Baidoa)

Type locality: Archer's Post, 2000 ft (00°39'N, 37°41'E; central Kenya) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUF 696, adult male 
CommentDiagnosis. An apparently small (body length of the largest male = 33 mm; female unknown) isolepis like Hemidactylus with conical tapering tail and trunk dorsally covered with uniform strongly imbricate keeled scales. 
EtymologyNamed “after my friend Dr U. Funaioli, Agricultural Officer, former Instructor at the College for Wildlife Management of Moshi (Tanzania), author of several publications on eastern African fauna and valid collaborator over a number of years of the Museo Zoologico « La Specola » of the University of Florence.” 
References
  • Lanza B 1978. On some new or interesting east African amphibians and reptiles. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 10 (14): 229-297
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lanza,B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
 
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