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Hemidactylus lamaensis ULLENBRUCH, GRELL & BÖHME, 2010

IUCN Red List - Hemidactylus lamaensis - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus lamaensis ULLENBRUCH, GRELL & BÖHME 2010 

Type locality: Forêt de Lama (teak plantation), Benin Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZFMK 77072, adult female 
EtymologyThe species name refers to Lama Forest, so far the only known locality of the new Hemidactylus. It is intended to stress the importance of this relict forest within the Dahomey gap also in conservational aspect as it may harbour still more unknown rain forest species. 
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Ullenbruch, K.; Grell, O.; Böhme, W. 2010. Reptiles from southern Benin, West Africa, with the description of a new Hemidactylus (Gekkonidae), and a country-wide checklist. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (1): 31-54 - get paper here
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