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Lygodactylus thomensis (PETERS, 1881)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesLygodactylus thomensis delicatus PASTEUR 1962
Lygodactylus thomensis thomensis (PETERS 1881)
Lygodactylus thomensis wermuthi PASTEUR 1962 
Common NamesAnnobon Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymScalabotes thomensis PETERS 1881: 795
Lygodactylus thomensis — BOULENGER 1885: 161
Lygodactylus rolasi [GREEF 1885]
Lygodactylus thomensis — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) thomensis — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus thomensis — RÖLL et al. 2010

Lygodactylus thomensis delicatus PASTEUR 1962
Lygodactylus delicatus — POLLO 2017

Lygodactylus thomensis wermuthi PASTEUR 1962
Lygodactylus thomensis wermuthi — RODRIGUEZ-PRIETO 2010 
DistributionPrincipe Island, Sao Thome, Rolas Islet/Gulf of Guinea, Annobon Island. Questionable record from Cameroon (Werner 1899), Liberia

Type locality: St. Thomé [Sao Tomé et Principe] 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 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 9776; designated by Pasteur 1962 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Greef, R. 1885. Die Fauna der Guinea-Inseln S. Thomé und Rolas. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Gesammten Naturwissenschaften zu Marburg, (2) :41—79 [1884]
  • Haft J. 1993. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Echsen der Insel Sao Tome (Golf von Guinea), mit näherer Betrachtung zur Systematik von Leptosiaphos africana (Gray) (Reptilia: Sauria: Geckonidae et Scincidae). FAUNISTISCHE ABHANDLUNGEN (DRESDEN) 19 (1-16): 59-70.
  • Jesus, José, António Brehm and D. James Harris. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships of Lygodactylus geckos from the Gulf of Guinea islands: Rapid rates of mitochondrial DNA sequence evolution?. The Herpetological Journal 16 (3):291-295
  • Loveridge, A. 1938. On a collection of reptiles and amphibians from Liberia. Proc. New England Zool. Club 17: 49-74
  • Pasteur, G. 1962. Notes préliminaires sur les lygodactyles (gekkonidés). II. Diagnose de quelques Lygodactylus d’Afrique. Bulletin l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, 24 :606—614.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1881. Eine neue Gattung von Geckonen, Scalabotes thomensis, welche Hr. Professor Dr. Greeff in Marburg auf der westafrikanischen Insel St. Thomé entdeckt hat, und über die Stellung von Elaps sundevallii Smith, eine von Wahlberg im Kafferlande gefundene Art Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1880 (October): 795-798
  • Pollo, César J. 2017. Guide of Amphibians and Reptiles of São Tomé and Príncipe Smashwords / César J. Pollo, 156 pp. - get paper here
  • Rodríguez-Prieto, I.; E. Ondó-Nguema, T. Sima, L.B. Osá-Akara & E. Abeso 2010. Unusual nesting behaviour in reptiles: egg-laying in solitary wasp mud-nests by the island endemic Annobon dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus thomensis wermuthi Pasteur 1962). North-Western Journal of Zoology 6 (1): 144-147
  • Röll, B. 2017. Die Strandmandel. Vielseitig nutzbar für kleine Reptilien Reptilia (Münster) 22 (124): 44-49 - 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
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1899. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Togoland, Kamerun und Deutsch-Neu-Guinea grösstentheils aus dem k. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 49: 132-157 - get paper here
 
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