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Tarentola angustimentalis STEINDACHNER, 1891

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Canary Wall Gecko
G: Kanarischer Mauergecko 
SynonymTarentola (Tarentola) angustimentalis STEINDACHNER 1891: 144
Tarentola mauritanica var. angustimentalis — WERNER 1913: 2
Tarentola angustimentalis — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Tarentola) angustimentalis — RÖSLER 1995: 156 
DistributionCanary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lobos, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Roque del Este) [Spain]

Type locality: “Allegranza, Graciosa, und Fuerteventura, östliche Gruppe der Canaren-Inseln.” 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.
CommentNot listed by Engelmann et al. (1993). Listed as a synonym of Tarentola mauritanica mauritanica by WERMUTH 1965: 180 following LOVERIDGE 1947. 
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  • Carranza, S., Arnold, E. Nicholas; Mateo, J. A. and L. F. López-Jurado 2000. Long-distance colonization and radiation in gekkonid lizards, Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences. Proc. R. Soc. London B 267: 637-649
  • Harris, D. James; Vasco Batista, Petros Lymberakis and Miguel A. Carretero 2004. Complex estimates of evolutionary relationships in Tarentola mauritanica (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) derived from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30 (3): 855-859 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1984. Taxonomische Revision der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 35 (1-3): 129-174 - get paper here
  • Krefft, G. 1949. Beobachtungen an kanarischen Inseleidechsen. 2. Tarentola mauritanica angustimentalis Wochenschrift F. Aquar.- Terr. Kunde 3 (43): 66-68
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Nogales M., M. López, J. Jiménez-Asensio, J. M. Larruga, M. Hernández,<br />and P. González 1998. Evolution and biogeography of the genus Tarentola (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the Canary Islands, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. J. Evol. Biol. 11: 481–494
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp.
  • Steindachner, F. 1891. Über einige neue und seltene Reptilien und Amphibien. Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien 28: 141-144 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1913. Neue oder seltene Reptilien und Frösche des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Reptilien der Ostafrika-Expedition der Hamburger Geographischen Gesellschaft 1911/12. Leiter: Dr. E. Obst. Reptilien und Amphibien von Formosa. Jb. Hamb. wiss. Anst., 30 [1912], 2. Beiheft: 1-39, 40-45, 45-51 - get paper here
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