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Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus (BOETTGER, 1874)

IUCN Red List - Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Atlas Day Gecko
G: Atlas-Taggecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus trachyblepharus BOETTGER 1873: 138
Gymnodactylus trachyblepharus — BOULENGER 1885: 34
Gymnodactylus trachyblepharus — LOVERIDGE 1936: 48
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 67
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus — WERMUTH 1965: 157
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus — KLUGE 1993
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 246
Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionSW Morocco (Mogador/Atlas Mountains; elevation 1200 to 4000 m)

Type locality: Djebel Hadid, near Mogador, Morocco. 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.
 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.20.4 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Gymnodactylus trachyblepharus BOETTGER 1873 is the type species of the genus Quedenfeldtia BOETTGER 1883.

Maybe the gecko with the highest vertical distribution. Max. SVL: 40 mm, max tail length 57 mm. 
References
  • Arnold,E.N. 1990. The two species of Moroccan day geckoes, Quedenfeldtia (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Journal of Natural History, 24 (3): 757-762
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden, Salvador Carranza, Francisco Cea 2011. New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region Herp. Bull. 116: 4 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Blouin-Demers, Gabriel; Olivier Lourdais, Abdellah Bouazza, Catherine Verreault, Hassan El Mouden an 2013. Patterns of throat colour variation in Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus, a high-altitude gecko endemic to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (4): 567-572
  • Boettger, O. 1874. Reptilien von Marocco und von den canarischen Inseln. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 9: 121-191 [1873] - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1883. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Marocco. II. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 13: 93-146
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Knappe, C.M. 2005. Beobachtung eines Rivalenkampfes bei Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus im Hohen Atlas. Elaphe 13 (1): 64-68
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - 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
  • Malkmus, R. 1981. Zur vertikalen Verbreitung einiger marokkanischer Amphibien und Reptilien (Oukaïmeden - Hoher Atlas). Salamandra 17 (1/2): 206-207
  • Malkmus, R. 1983. Herpetologische Exkursionen im Hohen Atlas/Marokko. Herpetofauna 5 (27): 8-12 - get paper here
  • Schleich,H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2005. Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus (BOETTGER, 1874) - Atlas-Taggecko. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (54): 51-53 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp.
  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
 
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