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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPtyodactylus hasselquistii krameri WERNER 1995
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii hasselquistii (DONNDORFF 1798) 
Common NamesE: Yellow Fan-fingered Gecko, Hasselquist’s Fan-footed Gecko
G: Fächerfingergecko 
SynonymLacerta hasselquistii DONNDORFF 1798: 133
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 378
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii — KLUGE 1993
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii — RÖSLER 2000: 107
Ptyodactylus cf. hasselquistii — SINDACO et al. 2014

Ptyodactylus hasselquistii hasselquistii (DONNDORFF 1798)
Gecko ascalabotes MERREM 1820: 40 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Gecko lobatus LICHTENSTEIN 1823: 103
Ptyodactylus lobatus — GRAY 1825
Gecko lobatus — GEOFFROY 1827 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Ptyodactylus lobatus — BOULENGER 1885: 110
Ptyodactylus lobatus — PFEFFER 1889
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii hasselquistii — SCHMIDT 1939 
DistributionEgypt, Algeria, Morocco, Sinai, Israel, Saudi Arabia (incl. Farasan Islands), Oman, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Libya, Togo, E Ethiopia, Eritrea, Algeria, Cameroon, Sudan,
Ghana (Mangu, Shoa Hoggar Gebirge), N Somalia

krameri: Lebanon; Type locality: Lebanon.

Type locality: “Aegypto, Cairi” [= Cairo, Egypt] 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 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 6534, 6541
Holotype: NHMB 5288 [krameri] 
CommentTaxonomy: Synonymy after KLUGE 1993. Ptyodactylus guttatus HEYDEN 1827 and Gecko maculatus SCHINZ 1833 are listed as synonyms of P. h. hasselquistii by WERMUTH 1965 but guttatus is now treated as a valid species with maculatus as a synonym. Ptyodactylus hasselquistii ragazzii has been elevated to species status. P. h. krameri has been described based on a single specimen.

Distribution: Erroneously reported from Mauritania by WELCH 1982 (fide JOGER 1983). Presence in Iran seems to be unconfirmed (Anderson 1999: 178, Lizards of Iran). Not in Iran fide Werner 2006 and ŠMÍD et al. 2014. Schmidt (1955), reported Ptyodactylus hasselquistii from western Iran but Werner 2006 identified this specimen as belonging to Asaccus.

Type species: Gecko lobatus GEOFFROY 1827 is the type species of the genus Ptyodactylus GOLDFUSS 1820 (based on a typo, originally Styodactylus GOLDFUSS 1820, fide WERMUTH 1965: 155). 
Etymologynamed after Frederic Hasselquist, Swedish physician and explorer and student of Carl von Linné (Adler 2012). 
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