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Hemidactylus masirahensis CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus masirahensis CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012: 55
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — ARNOLD 1977: 103 (part.)
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — ARNOLD 1986: 279 (part.)
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — ARNOLD 1986: 419 (part.)
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — SCHÄTTI & DESVOIGNES 1999: 50 (part.)
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — VAN DER KOOIJ 2000: 111 (part.)
Hemidactylus homoeolepis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 115 (part.) 
DistributionOman (Masirah Island)

Type locality: East of R.A.F. camp, North end of Masirah Island (Oman), Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: BMNH 1975.2080, male, collected by T.D. Rogers (MorphoBank M10094–M100115). Paratypes: BMNH1975.2081, female, same collecting data as Holotype; BMNH1975.2082, male from Wadi dhu Mayhi, Masirah Island (Oman), 700 m, collected by T.D. Rogers (MorphoBank M100116–M100137); BMNH1975.2084, female, same data as BMNH1975.2082 (MorphoBank M100158–M100175); BMNH1975.2083, female, same data as BMNH1975.2082 (MorphoBank M100176–M100196); IBES7710, female from Wadi Maahdi, Masirah Island (Oman), collected in October 2010 by S. Carranza and F. Amat (MorphoBank M100220–M100226); ONHM3710, female, same collecting data as IBES7710 (MorphoBank M100227–M100230). 
EtymologyThe species epithet “masirahensis” is an adjective that refers to the place where the species is found, Masirah Island off the coast of Central Oman. 
  • Carranza S, Xipell M, Tarroso P, Gardner A, Arnold EN, Robinson MD, et al. 2018. Diversity, distribution and conservation of the terrestrial reptiles of Oman (Sauropsida, Squamata). PLoS One 13 (2): e0190389 - get paper here
  • Carranza, S., Arnold, E. Nicholas 2012. A review of the geckos of the genus Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Oman based on morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear data, with descriptions of eight new species. Zootaxa 3378: 1–95 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Salvador Carranza, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Václav Gvoždík, Abdul Karim Nasher, Jiří Moravec 2013. Out of Arabia: A Complex Biogeographic History of Multiple Vicariance and Dispersal Events in the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). PLoS One 8(5): e64018 - get paper here
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