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Hemidactylus principensis MILLER, SELLAS & DREWES, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus principensis MILLER, SELLAS & DREWES 2012
Hemidactylus principensis — POLLO 2017 
DistributionPríncipe Island, Republic of São Tome ́ and Príncipe

Type locality: beach below Sao Joaquim, Príncipe Island,Republic of São Tome ́ and Príncipe (1°37’19.87’’N, 7°22’13.10’’E).  
TypesHolotype: CAS 219212, an adult male collected on a tree trunk. Collected by R.E. Stoelting. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEtymology.*This species is named for the Island of Príncipe of the Republic of São Tome ́ e Príncipe, to which it is endemic. 
  • Harwood, D.B. 2018. HEMIDACTYLUS PRINCIPENSIS A NEW SPECIES OF GECKO. MSc Thesis, San Francisco State Univ., 26 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Miller, Elizabeth C.; Anna B. Sellas & Robert C. Drewes 2012. A new species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Príncipe Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa with comments on the African-Atlantic clade of Hemidactylus geckos. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (1): 40-57 - get paper here
  • Pollo, César J. 2017. Guide of Amphibians and Reptiles of São Tomé and Príncipe Smashwords / César J. Pollo, 156 pp. - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
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