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Ptyodactylus oudrii LATASTE, 1880

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Oudri’s fan-footed gecko, Algerian Fan-fingered Gecko 
SynonymPtyodactylus oudrii LATASTE 1880
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii var. oudrii — ANDERSON 1898
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii oudrii — LOVERIDGE 1947
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii oudrii — BONS 1959
Ptyodactylus hasselquistii oudrii — WERMUTH 1965: 156
Ptyodactylus oudrii — HEIMES 1987
Ptyodactylus oudrii — KLUGE 1993
Ptyodactylus oudrii — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 241
Ptyodactylus oudrii — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionAlgeria, Morocco (NW Sahara), Western Sahara, W Tunisia

Type locality: restricted to Bou Saada, Algeria (LOVERIDGE 1947).  
TypesSyntype: MCZ R-4639, R-166609, R-166608 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 281. 
EtymologyNamed after the French Capitaine Oudri who was stationed in Biskra, Algeria, for 8 years and collected reptiles which were then studied by Lataste. 
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden, Salvador Carranza, Francisco Ceacero, Enrique García-Muñoz, Duarte Gonçalves, Sérgio Henriques, Fátima Jorge, Jonathan C. Marshall, Luis Pedrajas and Pedro Sousa 2011. New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region. Herpetological Bulletin (116): 4 - get paper here
  • Beddek M, Zenboudji-Beddek S, Geniez P, Fathalla R, Sourouille P, Arnal V, et al. 2018. Comparative phylogeography of amphibians and reptiles in Algeria suggests common causes for the east-west phylogeographic breaks in the Maghreb. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0201218 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bons, J. 1959. Les lacertiliens du sud-ouest Marocain; systematique, repartition geographique, ethologie, ecologie. Instit. Sci. Cherifien, Rabat, Trav. (Ser. Zool.) no. 18 130 pp.
  • FRANÇOIS, Andre; Thibault DIEULEVEUT & Jesse GABBARD 2015. Ptyodactylus oudrii Lataste, 1880 (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae): First records in the North of the High Atlas mountain (Morocco). Bull. Inst. Sc. Rabat (Sci. Vie) 2015 (37) - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Heimes, P. 1987. Beitrag zur Systematik der Fächerfinger (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Ptyodactylus). Salamandra 23 (4): 212-235 - get paper here
  • Kane, Daniel; Steve Goodwin, Gerrit Jan Verspui, Anniek Tump, Gabriel Martínez del Mármol Marín 2019. Reptile diversity of southern Morocco: range extensions and the role of the Djebel Ouarkziz as a biogeographical barrier. Herpetology Notes 12: 787-793 - get paper here
  • Lataste, F. 1880. Diagnoses de reptiles nouveaux d’Algérie. Le Naturaliste 1:299, 306—307, 325 - 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
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - get paper here
  • Mateo, José A. and Mariano Cuadrado 2012. Communal Nesting and Parental Care in Oudri's Fan-Footed Gecko (Ptyodactylus oudrii): Field and Experimental Evidence of an Adaptive Behavior. Journal of Herpetology 46 (2): 209-212. - get paper here
  • Perera, Ana; D. James Harris 2010. Genetic variability within the Oudri’s fan-footed gecko Ptyodactylus oudrii in North Africa assessed using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54 (2): 634-639 - get paper here
  • Scheler, Benjamin. 2013. Zur Haltung und Vermehrung des Fächerfingergeckos Ptyodactylus oudrii Lataste, 1880. Sauria 35 (4): 3-13 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Velo-Antón, G., Henrique, M., Liz, A.V. et al. 2022. DNA barcode reference library for the West Sahara-Sahel reptiles. Scientific Data 9(1): 459. - get paper here
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