Hemidactylus kyaboboensis WAGNER, LEACHÉ & FUJITA, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemidactylus kyaboboensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Hemidactylus kyaboboensis WAGNER, LEACHÉ & FUJITA 2014: 3|
Hemidactylus kyaboboensis LEACHÉ & FUJITA 2010 (nom. nud.)
Type locality: Ghana, Volta Region, Togo Hills, Kyabobo National Park, Waterfall, 08.33019° N, 00.59411° E, 515 m
|Types||Holotype: MVZ 245291 (Fig. 2), adult male, collected by Adam D. Leaché, Raul Diaz and Matthew K. Fujita on 16 June 2004.|
Paratypes. MVZ 245292–245299, same data as the holotype. ZFMK 93689, subadult from Togo, Missahöhe [=Missahoe or Missahohé], near Kpalimé. ZFMK 19922, adult female from Faille de Bafilo [=fault proper near Bafilo (9.282399, 1.216621)], Togo.
|Comment||Habitat. At Togo Hills, specimens were collected in moist semi-deciduous rainforest, while the specimen at Missahöhe was found in an old stone building within moist semi-deciduous rainforest.|
Relationships. This species includes all populations that cluster with those presented by Leaché & Fujita (2010) from the Togo Hills with strong support in the Bayesian species delimitation model. It is the sister taxon of H. fasciatus from the Guinean rainforest system in West Africa (Leaché & Fujita 2010; Leaché et al., 2014, Wagner et al. 2014).
|Etymology||This species is named after its type locality, the Kyabobo National Park, Togo Hills, Volta Region, Ghana.|