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Hemidactylus longicephalus BOCAGE, 1873

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus longicephalus BOCAGE 1873
Hemidactylus longiceps O’SHAUGHNESSY 1873 (nomen nudum)
Hemidactylus bocagii BOULENGER 1885: 125 (nom. nov. pro H. longiceps)
Hemidactylus mabouia var. molleri BEDRIAGA 1892
Hemidactylus hecqui BOULENGER 1901 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Hemidactylus steindachneri TORNIER 1902 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Hemidactylus heequi BOCAGE 1903: 63 (ex errore)
Hemidactylus longicephalus — SCHMIDT 1919: 445
Hemidactylus hecqui — WITTE 1933
Hemidactylus longicephalus — LOVERIDGE 1947
Hemidactylus longicephalus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus longicephalus — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus longicephalus — CERIACO et al. 2014 
DistributionAngola, W Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cameroon; São Tomé, Principé, Central African Republic, Namibia

Type locality: Capangombe and Catumbella, Angola.  
TypesHolotype: MBL (probably lost in fire 1978) 
CommentSynonymy after KLUGE 1993.

Distribution: Not listed for Tanzania by BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991. Not in East Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi fide S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018). 
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