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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesLygodactylus angularis angularis GÜNTHER 1893
Lygodactylus angularis heeneni DE WITTE 1933
Lygodactylus angularis grzimeki BANNIKOV & DAREVSKY 1969 
Common NamesE: Angulated dwarf gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus angularis GÜNTHER 1893
Lygodactylus angularis — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus angularis angularis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 9
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) angularis angularis — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus angularis —RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus angularis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 101

Lygodactylus angularis heeneni DE WITTE 1933
Lygodactylus heeneni DE WITTE 1933: 185
Lygodactylus angularis heeneni — BROADLEY 1991: 522
Lygodactylus heeneni — BROADLEY 1998
Lygodactylus heeneni —HAAGNER et al. 2000
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) angularis heeneni — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus heeneni — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004

Lygodactylus angularis grzimeki BANNIKOV & DAREVSKY 1969
Lygodactylus angularis grzimeki — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 9
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) angularis grzimeki — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus grzimeki — RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionSW Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe (Shire Highlands, Nyassaland), Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zaire (Katanga, Kapiri) = Democratic Republic of the Congo

angularis: SW Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia. Type locality: Shire Highlands, Malawi.

heeneni: S Zaire, Zambia

grzimeki: Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Type locality: Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.22.57 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 8477 (cited as R.G. Musée du Congo 8477) [heeneni]
Holotype: ZISP = ZIN (Zoological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Leningrad), No. 18097, female [grzimeki] 
CommentDistribution: known in Kenya only from a single specimen from Mombasa (CAS). 
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  • Bedriaga, J. von 1886. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Lacertiden-Familie (Lacerta, Algiroides, Tropidosaura, Zerzumia, Bettaia). Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 14: 17-444 - get paper here
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - 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
  • Broadley, D.G. 1991. The Herpetofauna of Northern Mwinilunga Distr., Northw. Zambia. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (37): 519-538
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Castiglia, Riccardo and Flavia Annesi. 2011. The phylogenetic position of Lygodactylus angularis and the utility of using the 16S rDNA gene for delimiting species in Lygodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Acta Herpetologica 6 (1): 35-45 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1893. Report on a collection of reptiles and batrachians transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from Nyassaland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1892: 555-558 [1892] - get paper here
  • Haagner,G.V.; Branch,W.R. & Haagner,A.J.F. 2000. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum 1: 1 – 25
  • PORTIK, DANIEL M.; SCOTT L. TRAVERS, AARON M. BAUER, WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2013. A new species of Lygodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) endemic to Mount Namuli, an isolated ‘sky island’ of northern Mozambique. Zootaxa 3710 (5): 415–435 - get paper here
  • Röll, B. 2018. Tagaktive, kleine Geckos – die Gattung Lygodactylus. Reptilia 23 (132): 16-23
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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