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Hemidactylus saba BUSAIS & JOGER, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus saba BUSAIS & JOGER 2011 
DistributionYemen

Type locality: Al-Abr, Mareb, 14° 54′ N, 45° 30′ E, Yemen Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NHM-BS N41912, adult male. Collected by M. Al-Mansoob, 09.02.2008.
Paratypes. NHM-BS N41913 from Al-Abr - N41914 from Al- Mojamma, ZFMK 91985 from Wadi Al-Jufair. 
CommentDiagnosis: see Hemidactylus shihraensis.

Distribution: see map in ŠMÍD et al. 2016: Fig. 3. 
EtymologyThe specific name of H. saba sp. nov. refers to the area of the Sheba civilization where the new species is located in Mareb Governorate. 
References
  • Busais, Salem & Ulrich Joger 2011. Three new species and one new subspecies of Hemidactylus OKEN, 1817 from Yemen (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 61 (2): 267 – 280
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Šmíd J, Moravec J, Kratochvíl L, Gvoždík V, Nasher AK, Busais SM, Wilms T, Shobrak MY, Carranza S 2013. Two newly recognized species of Hemidactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Arabian Peninsula and Sinai, Egypt. ZooKeys 355: 79–107 - get paper here
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Mohammed Shobrak; Thomas Wilms; Ulrich Joger & Salvador Carranza 2016. Endemic diversification in the mountains: genetic, morphological, and geographical differentiation of the Hemidactylus geckos in southwestern Arabia. Org Divers Evol, DOI 10.1007/s13127-016-0293-3
 
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