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Lygodactylus keniensis PARKER, 1936

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus keniensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKenya Dwarf Gecko, Parker's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus picturatus keniensis PARKER 1936: 602
Lygodactylus picturatus keniensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 228
Lygodactylus picturatus keniensis — PASTEUR 1960: 1443
Lygodactylus picturatus keniensis — WERMUTH 1965: 107
Lygodactylus keniensis — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) keniensis — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus keniensis — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 326
Lygodactylus keniensis — RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionN Kenya (Lodwar, Lake Turkana), S Somalia, S Ethiopia, E Uganda

Type locality: Lodwar, Lake Rudolf, Kenya. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH, MCZ R-42697 etc. 
CommentNot listed for Somalia by LANZA 1990. 
References
  • 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
  • Cimatti, E. 2005. Scaly encounters in Kenya. Reptilia (GB) (42): 65-69 - get paper here
  • Greer,A.E. 1967. The ecology and behavior of two sympatric Lygodactylus geckoes. Breviora (268): 1-19 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Maderson, P.F.A. 1968. The Epidermal glands of Lygodactylus (Gekkonidae, Lacertilia). Breviora (288): 1-35 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1936. Reptiles and amphibians collected by the Lake Rudolf Rift Valley Expedition, 1934. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 18: 594-609
  • Pasteur, G. 1960. Bull. Inst. franc. Afr. Noire, Dakar, (A) 22: 1442
  • Pasteur,G. 1964. Recherches sur l'évolution des lygodactyles, lézards Afro-Malagaches actuels. Trav. Inst. Scient. Chérif., Ser. Zool., No. 29: 1-132
  • Röll, B. 2004. Tagaktive Zwerggeckos aus Afrika und Madagaskar: die Gattung Lygodactylus. Draco 5 (18): 18-27 - get paper here
  • Röll, Beate; Heike Pröhl, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann 2010. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 327-335 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
 
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