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Hemidactylus makolowodei BAUER, LEBRETON, CHIRIO, INEICH & TALLA KOUETE, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus makolowodei BAUER, LEBRETON, CHIRIO, INEICH & TALLA KOUETE 2006
Hemidactylus makolowodei — RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionCameroon (NW Province), probably adjacent Nigeria

Type locality: Cameroon, Northwest Province, Nser village, 6°50’30”N, 10°07’10”E, ca. 500 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2003.2910, (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris) (Field number 4502x), adult male; collected by Paul Makolowode and Marcel Talla Kouete, 9-25 July 2001 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet is a masculine patronym in honor of Paul Makolowode, from Zimba, Central African Republic, who has worked as a field herpetologist in Cameroon and the Central African Republic. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M., Matthew LeBreton, Laurent Chirio, Ivan Ineich and Marcell T. Kouete 2006. New species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Cameroon. African Journal of Herpetology 55 (2):83-93. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
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