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Hemitheconyx caudicinctus (DUMÉRIL, 1851)

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Fat-tail Gecko
G: (West-) Afrikanischer Krallengecko 
SynonymStenodactylus caudi-cinctus DUMÉRIL 1851
Psilodactylus caudicinctus — GRAY 1864: 383
Psilodactylus caudicinctus — BOULENGER 1885: 230
Hemitheconyx caudicinctus — STEJNEGER 1893: 163
Psilodactylus caudicinctus — WERNER 1897
Hemitheconyx caudicinctus — WERMUTH 1965: 90
Hemitheconyx caudicinctus — KLUGE 1993
Hemitheconyx caudicinctus — RÖSLER 1995: 66
Hemitheconyx caudicinctus — SEUFER et al. 2005 
DistributionCameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ghana ?, Liberia ?, Guinea ?, Sierra Leone ?

Type locality: Senegal. 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.
TypesHolotype: MHNP 6771 (1466) 
CommentType species: Stenodactylus caudi-cinctus DUMÉRIL 1851 is the type species of the genus Hemitheconyx STEJNEGER 1893: 163 (a nomen novum pro Psilodactylus GRAY 1864 non Psilodactylus OKEN 1816, a mammal). 
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