Pristurus longipes PETERS, 1871
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pristurus longipes?
|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Peters’ Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Pristurus longipes PETERS 1871: 566|
Pristurus longipes — BAUER et al. 1995
Pristurus longipes — RÖSLER et al. 2008
Type locality: “Kursi bei Aden” [Yemen]
|Types||Lectotype: ZMB 7273A ; designated by BAUER & GÜNTHER 1991|
|Comment||Synonymy: Pristurus longipes PETERS 1871 has been treated as synonym of Pristurus crucifer, e.g. by LOVERIDGE 1947 and WERMUTH 1965. According to Schätti and Desvoignes (1999), the taxonomic status of P. longipes (Peters, 1871) is not yet clear. The original description compared it only with P. flavipunctatus, and Boulenger (1885) synonymized it with P. crucifer (see also Parker, 1932; Loveridge, 1947). Bauer and Günther (1991) resurrected P. longipes as a full species. It differs from P. schneideri by its larger size and also by its colour pattern which is also typical for P. crucifer: a light vertebral stripe with lateral processes that branch off alternately.|
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