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Hemidactylus yerburii ANDERSON, 1895

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesYerbury’s gecko, Yerburi’s Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus yerburii ANDERSON 1895
Hemidactylus turcicus yerburyi — LOVERIDGE 1941
Hemidactylus yerburyi — HAAS & BATTERSBY 1959: 198
Hemidactylus yerburyi — WERMUTH 1965: 88
Hemidactylus yerburyii — RÖSLER 2000: 88
Hemidactylus yerburyi — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 317
Hemidactylus cf. yerburii — SINDACO et al. 2014
Hemidactylus yerburyi — ŠMÍD et al. 2016 
DistributionS Arabia, Yemen

Type locality: Lahej and Haithalhim, Aden. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 95.5.23.9 and BMNH 95.5.23.8 
CommentSimilar species: Hemidactylus yerburii pauciporosus seems to have been confused with H. macropholis, fide LANZA 1978. The only specimen of H. pauciporosus available for genetic analyses to date (CAS 227511) was in previous publications (Carranza and Arnold 2012; Gómez-Díaz et al. 2012; Šmíd et al. 2013) misidentified as H. macropholis and the true H. macropholis appeared for the first time in Garcia-Porta et al. (2016) (ŠMÍD et al. 2016).

Subspecies: The former subspecies H. yerburii pauciporosus LANZA 1978
and H. yerburii montanus BUSAIS & JOGER 2011 have been elevated to full species by ŠMÍD et al. 2016.

Distribution: see map in ŠMÍD et al. 2016: Fig. 3. 
Etymologynamed after Colonel Yerbury who saw (or caught ?) the species “in Aden about halfway up Shum-Shum”. Note that that Anderson spelled the name “yerburii” multiple times in his original description. 
References
  • Anderson, J. 1895. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Colonel Yerbury at Aden and its neighbourhood. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1895: 635—663 - get paper here
  • Arnold E N 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. JOURNAL OF OMAN STUDIES SPECIAL REPORT (No. 2): 273-332 - get paper here
  • Arnold, E. N. 1977. Little-known geckoes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Arabia with descriptions of two new species from the Sultanate of Oman. The Scientific Results of the Oman Flora and Fauna Survey, 1975. Journal of Oman Studies, Special Report, (1):81—110 [1975]
  • 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
  • Busais, Salem & Ulrich Joger 2011. Molecular phylogeny of the gecko genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 on the mainland of Yemen (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zoology in the Middle East 53: 25-34 - 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
  • Garcia-Porta, Joan; Jiří Šmíd, Daniel Sol, Mauro Fasola & Salvador Carranza 2016. Testing the island effect on phenotypic diversification: insights from the Hemidactylus geckos of the Socotra Archipelago. Scientific Reports 6, 23729,doi:10.1038/srep23729 - get paper here
  • Gómez-Díaz, E., Sindaco, R., Pupin, F., Fasola, M., & Carranza, S. 2012. Origin and in situ diversification in Hemidactylus geckos of the Socotra Archipelago. Molecular Ecology, 21(16): 4074–4092
  • Haas, G. & J. C. Battersby, 1959. Amphibians and reptiles from Arabia. Copeia 1959 (3): 196-202 - get paper here
  • Henkel, F.-W. 2003. Herpetological expedition through Oman. Reptilia (GB) (27): 50-55 - get paper here
  • Lanza B 1978. On some new or interesting east African amphibians and reptiles. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 10 (14): 229-297
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  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1941. Certain Afro-American geckos of the genus Hemidactylus. Copeia 1941 (4): 245-248. - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Moravec, Jiri & Böhme, Wolfgang 1997. A new subspecies of the Mediterranean gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus from the Syrian lava desert. (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetozoa 10 (3-4): 121-128 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Ugo Ziliani; Edoardo Razzetti; Caterina Carugati; Cristina Grieco; Fabio Pupin; Badr Awadh Al-Aseily; Francesca Pella; Mauro Fasola 2009. A misunderstood new gecko of the genus Hemidactylus from Socotra Island, Yemen (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) . Acta Herpetologica 4 (1): 83-98 - get paper here
  • 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; 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
  • 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
  • Steindachner,Franz 1903. Batrachier und Reptilien von Südarabien und Sokotra, gesammelt während der südarabischen Expedition der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturwiss. Kl., 112, Abt. 1: 7-14 - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 2: the geckoes. Podarcis 1 (4): 105-120
 
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