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Hemidactylus puccionii CALABRESI, 1927

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesZanzibar Leaf-toed Gecko, Somali Plain Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus puccionii CALABRESI 1927: 23
Hemidactylus puccionii — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus puccionii — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Hemidactylus puccionii — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus puccionii — RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionSomalia

Type locality: Obbia to Durgale, Somalia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: nondesignated, not in MSNM (fide DE LISLE et al. 2013) 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: not in East Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi fide S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018) despite reports from Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar (Broadley and Howell 1991). 
Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Calabresi, E. 1927. Anfibi e rettili raccolti nella Somalia dai Prof f. G. Stefanini e N. Puccioni (Gennaio-Luglio 1924). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 66:14—60.
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lisle, H.F. de; Nazarov, R.A.; Raw, L.R.G. & Grathwohl, J. 2013. Gekkota: a catalogue of recent species. [type catalogue] Privately published, 387 pp.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Scortecci, G. 1930. Secondo contributo alla conoscenza dei rettili della Somalia Italiana. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 69:127—152.
  • Sindaco, R., Razzetti E., Ziliani U., Wasonga V., Carugati C., Fasola M. 2007. A New Species of Hemidactylus from Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Acta Herpetologica 2 (1): 37-48
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
 
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