Hemidactylus inexpectatus CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus inexpectatus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus inexpectatus CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012: 59|
|Distribution||Oman (Gulf of Masirah, West of Barr al Hikman, Hammar-an-Nafur island)|
Type locality: 2.5 km Southeast of Ar Rumayliyah, 20.3319’N 57.78989’E, elevation 65 m.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 2008.711, male, collected on the 29th of October 2008 by S. Carranza, E.N. Arnold and S. Alrabiei (MorphoBank M100257–M100280). Paratypes: BMNH2008.712, male, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M100233–M100256); IBES1798, male, same collecting data as Holotype (MorphoBank M100281–M100301); IBES7722, male from the same locality as the Holotype, collected on the 11th of October 2010 by S. Carranza and F. Amat (MorphoBank M100302–M100310); IBES7700, female, same collecting data as IBES7722 (MorphoBank M100311–M100315); IBES7735, female, same collecting data as IBES7722 (MorphoBank M100316–M100320); ONHM3711, female, same collecting data as IBES7722 (MorphoBank M100321–M100328).|
|Etymology||Etymology The species epithet “inexpectatus” refers to the unexpected finding of this distinct new species of Hemidactylus in this area of Central Oman.|