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Hemidactylus minutus VASCONCELOS & CARRANZA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus minutus VASCONCELOS & CARRANZA 2014
Hemidactylus homoeolepis ARNOLD 1977: 103 (part.) 
DistributionNE Oman to extreme E Yemen

Type locality: Asylah, Oman, 21.95181N, 59.60820E WGS84  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BMNH (= NHMUK) 2013.901 (sample code 0S7676), male, collected on the 9th October 2010 by Salvador Carranza and Fèlix Amat (Fig. 5B, D-E, Morphobank M999494- M9999).
Paratypes. NHMUK 2013.902 (sample code0S7657), NHMUK2013.903 (sample code S7673), ONHM3716 (sample code0S7668) and NMP6V 74885 (sample code0S7664), All paratypes are males, except the latter one (female), and have the same collection data as the holotype (Morphobank M100008-M100011, M100012- M100017, M100000-M100007, M100039-M100043, respectively). 
CommentSimilar species: Hemidactylus homoeolepis. 
EtymologyThe species epithet “minutus” is a Latin adjective that refers to the small size of this species, the smallest Hemidactylus in mainland Arabia. 
References
  • Ball, L.D. & Borrell, J.S. 2016. An inventory of herpetofauna from Wadi Sayq, Dhofar, Oman. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (12): 9454-9460
  • 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • VASCONCELOS, RAQUEL; SALVADOR CARRANZA 2014. Systematics and biogeography of Hemidactylus homoeolepis Blanford, 1881 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of a new species from Arabia. Zootaxa 3835 (4): 501–527
 
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