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Pristurus sokotranus PARKER, 1938

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSocotra Rock Gecko 
SynonymPristurus sokotranus PARKER 1938: 306
Pristurus sokotranus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 74
Pristurus sokotranus — WERMUTH 1965: 151
Pristurus sokotranus — KLUGE 1993
Pristurus sokotranus — RÖSLER 1995: 170
Pristurus sokotranus — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004
Pristurus sokotranus — SANCHO et al. 2017 
DistributionSocotra Island (Yemen), Abd-El-Kuri Island (?)

Type locality: Dahamis, Socotra Island. 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 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 99.12.5.15, male 
CommentReports from Somalia seem to be unsubstantiated.

Diet: mostly ants (ARNOLD 1993) 
References
  • Arnold, E.N. 2009. Relationships, evolution and biogeography of Semaphore geckos, Pristurus (Squamata, Sphaerodactylidae) based on morphology. Zootaxa 2060: 1-21 - get paper here
  • Garcia-Porta, Joan; Hernán E. Morales, Elena Gómez-Díaz, Roberto Sindaco, Salvador Carranza 2016. Patterns of diversification in islands: A comparative study across three gecko genera in the Socotra Archipelago Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.02.007 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1938. A new gecko from Sokotra. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 1: 305-307
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2006. Die Gecko-Inseln. 2. Teil: Die tagaktiven Geckos der Gattung Pristurus RÜPPEL, 1835, vom Sokotra Archipel, Jemen (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Sauria 28 (4): 17-26 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H.; Köhler, J. & Böhme, W. 2008. A new species of the diurnal gekkonid genus Pristurus Rüppell, 1835 from the Red Sea island Hanish al-Kabir, Yemen. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 217-227 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Rösler,H. & Wranik,W. 2000. Die Geckofauna des Sokotra-Archipels (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 2: 20-27
  • SANCHO, VICENT; RAQUEL VASCONCELOS, GUSTAVO LLORENTE, XAVIER SANTOS 2017. Morphological differentiation of the complex Pristurus sokotranus (Squamata: Sphaerodactylidae) from Socotra (Yemen) Zootaxa 4324 (1): 063–084 - get paper here
  • Wranik,W. & Rösler,H. 2001. Bemerkungen zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie von Geckonen - 2. Untersuchungen zur Reproduktion von Pristurus obsti RÖSLER & WRANIK 1999 und Pristurus sokotranus PARKER 1938 im Vergleich zu anderen Geckos (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 125-182
 
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