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Hemidactylus squamulatus TORNIER, 1896

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesHemidactylus squamulatus floweri WERNER 1908
Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942
Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus TORNIER 1896 
Common NamesE: Tornier's Leaf-toed Gecko, Nyika Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus squamulatus TORNIER 1896: 10
Hemidactylus bocagei TORNIER 1897 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947 — non H. bocagii BOULENGER 1885)
Hemidactylus werneri TORNIER 1897 (nom. nov. pro H. bocagei)
Hemidactylus tornieri MOCQUARD 1902 (nom. nov. pro H. bocagei)
Hemidactylus alluaudi ANGEL 1923 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Hemidactylus tropidolepis var. squamulatus — CALABRESI 1923
Hemidactylus tropidolepis squamulatus — MERTENS 1938
Hemidactylus tropidolepis squamulatus — LOVERIDGE 1947
Hemidactylus squamulatus — WERMUTH 1965: 84
Hemidactylus squamulatus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus squamulatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 314
Hemidactylus squamulatus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 96

Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus TORNIER 1896
Hemidactylus squamulatus TORNIER 1896: 10
Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus — LOVERIDGE 1957
Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus squamulatus squamulatus — RÖSLER 2015

Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942
Hemidactylus tropidolepis barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942
Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus barbouri — RÖSLER 2015
Hemidactylus barbouri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 85

Hemidactylus squamulatus floweri WERNER 1907
Hemidactylus floweri WERNER 1907: 478
Hemidactylus tropidolepis floweri — LOVERIDGE 1947: 112
Hemidactylus squamulatus floweri — WERMUTH 1965: 85
Hemidactylus squamulatus floweri — RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionKenya, Tanzania (Momba/Changamwe),
S Sudan (Blue Nile),
Uganda (Bura/Taita Hills Dalalani/Natron See Kakoma/Tanganyika),
Ethiopia, Somalia

squamulatus: NE Kenya south to C Tanzania; Type locality: Kakoma, Uganda, Tanzania.

barbouri: coastal Kenya from Malindi south to Tanga, Tanzania. Type locality: Changamwe, Kenya;

floweri: Blue Nile; Type locality: “Anglo-Ägyptischer Sudan”  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 13315, male
Holotype: MCZ R-40907 [barbouri]
Holotype: not located fide De Lisle et al. 2018 [floweri] 
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