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Hemidactylus paucituberculatus CARRANZA & ARNOLD, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus paucituberculatus CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2012: 50
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.) 
DistributionSouth Oman (Central Dhofar [Salalah plain], from Salalah to Hasik)

Type locality: Khor Sawli, Salalah plain, Dhofar (South Oman), 17.04’N 54.32’E.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1977.935, male, collected in October 1977 by E.N. Arnold (MorphoBank M100347–M100363). Paratypes: BMNH 
EtymologyEtymology The species epithet “paucituberculatus” is an adjective derived from Latin that refers to the presence of few tubercles on sides of dorsum as far forward as mid-body that are also present on sides of dorsal tail base and on the hind legs. 
  • 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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