Saurodactylus harrisii JAVANMARDI, VOGLER & JOGER, 2019
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|Higher Taxa||Sphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Saurodactylus harrisii JAVANMARDI, VOGLER & JOGER 2019: 415|
|Distribution||Morocco (from the mouth of Oued Souss to Boujdour)|
Type locality: Guelmime, Morocco.
|Types||Holotype. ZFMK-79667 (deposited at Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany); collected by Wolfgang Böhme, Hemmo Nickel and Thomas Wilms on 26 October 1999.|
Paratypes. ZFMK 70725, ZFMK 73010-12, ZFMK 79666, ZFMK 79668-72 (from Sidi Ifni, Guelmime and Aglou, respectively, deposited at Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn); SNMB-N 61537 (from Sidi Ifni) SNMB-N 61538 (from Oued Massa), SNMB-N 61539-40 (from Aglou near Tiznit). In nine out of ten paratype specimens from Guelmime and Aglou, the coloration resembles that of the holotype; one specimen from Sidi Ifni has larger dorsal spots compared to others (Fig. 12). Details of measurements related to these specimens are presented in Table 6 in Javanmardi et al. 2019.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Ground color light to dark brown. Irregularly distributed large spots with dark margins, or smaller spots, concentrated on the lateral side. Tail yellowish or light brown with dark marble pattern. V-shaped light mark on top of head not reaching the neck. Internasal shields separated from each other by two granules. Four shields bordering nostril, i.e., the rostral, internasal, one postnasal and the first supralabial.|
|Comment||Distribution: for a map see Javanmardi et al. 2019: 405 (Fig. 2).|
|Etymology||Named in honor of David James Harris, who initiated the first comprehensive study on the genetic differentiation of Saurodactylus brosseti, during which this and two other clades were discovered. The patronym was latinized as Harrisius and then placed into the masculine genitive singular.|
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