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Lygodactylus wojnowskii MALONZA, GRANTHON & WILLIAMS, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesMt. Kenya dwarf gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus wojnowskii MALONZA, GRANTHON & WILLIAMS 2016 

Type locality: vicinity of Chogoria Town, Meru South in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya ( 0°14’ S, 37°37’ E), ca. 1600 m. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype. NMK L3383/2 (Field No. PK176), adult male; collected 14 June 2010 by Danston Munene.
Paratypes. NMK L3383/3 (Field No. PK177), L3383/4 (Field No. PK178), adult males; L3383/1 (Field No. PK175), L3383/5 (Field No. PK179), L3383/6 (Field No. PK180), L3383/7 (Field No. PK181), L3383/8 (Field No. PK182), L3383/9 (Field No. PK183), L3383/10 (Field No. PK184), adult females; all collected in the same area as the holotype by the same collector. NMK L3213/1 (Field No. H162), L3213/2 (Field No. H197), adult males same locality as holotype, collected June 2009 by David Wojnowski. 
CommentHabitat: hedgerows, small bushes, trees and fences covered by heavy vegetation; short fruit plants like pawpaw, mango, and citrus, among others. The species is strictly arboreal and is quite agile, jumping between nearby branches.

Sympatry: Hemidactylus mabouia 
EtymologyThe specific epithet wojnowskii is given in honour of Dr. David Wojnowski currently at Georgia State University, USA, who collected the two paratype specimens in June 2009. 
  • MALONZA, PATRICK K.; CAROLINA GRANTHON, DEAN A. WILLIAMS 2016. A new species of dwarf gecko in the genus Lygodactylus (squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Kenya. Zootaxa 4061 (4): 418–428 - get paper here
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