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Tarentola bischoffi JOGER, 1984

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSelvagens gecko 
SynonymTarentola boettgeri bischoffi JOGER 1984: 104
Tarentola bischoffi JOGER 1984
Tarentola delalandii - BACALLADO & OROMI 1978
Tarentola boettgeri bischoffi — NOGALES et al. 1998
Tarentola (Makariogecko) bischoffi — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola (Makariogecko) bischoffi — RÖSLER 2000: 116
Tarentola boettgeri bischoffi — PENADO et al. 2015 
DistributionSelvagens Archipelago (Madeira, Portugal)

Type locality: Selvagem Grande (Selvagens Archipelago) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 29294, male; paratypes: ZFMK 
CommentT. bischoffi is strongly related to T. boettgeri hierrensis (Carranza et al., 2000). 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfgang Bischoff, German herpetologist. 
References
  • BACALLADO, J. J. & OROMI, P. 1978. Breve Nota Ornitológica y herpetológica sobre las Islas Salvajes. - In: Anonymus, Contribución al Estudio de la Historia natural de las Islas Salvajes, Resultado de la Expedición científica "Agamemnon 76",. Mus. cienc. nat. Cabildo ins. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 199-209
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Joger U; Bischoff W 1983. Zwei neue Taxa der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) von den Kanarischen Inseln. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 34 (1-3): 459-468 - get paper here
  • Joger, U. 1984. Die Radiation der Gattung Tarentola in Makaronesien. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 71: 91-111
  • Malkmus, R. 1995. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Portugals, Madeiras und der Azoren. Die Neue Brehm-Bücherei, Bd. 621. Westarp Wissenschaften (Magdeburg)/Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (Heidelberg)
  • 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
  • Penado, Andreia; Ricardo Rocha, Marta Sampaio, Vanessa Gil, Bruno M. Carreira, Rui Rebelo 2015. Where to “Rock”? Choice of retreat sites by a gecko in a semi-arid habitat. Acta Herpetologica 10: 47-54 - get paper here
  • Rocha, Ricardo; Rui Rebelo. 2010. First record of a piebald Selvagens Gecko Tarentola boettgeri bischoffi (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetology Notes 3: 361-362. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Wagner, P.R. 2002. Die Echsen der Ilhas Selvagens - einer vergessenen kleinen makaronesischen Inselgruppe. Elaphe 10 (1): 61-67
 
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