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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymTarentola bocagei VASCONCELOS, PERERA, GENIEZ, HARRIS & CARRANZA 2012: 340
Tarentola darwini JOGER 1984: 96 (part.) 
DistributionCape Verde archipelago (E S. Nicolau Island)

Type locality: S. Nicolau Island (Cape Verde), Carriçal oasis, in the eastern part of the island (16.555289°N, 24.082165°W, WGS84)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN Paris 2011.0201, male (given in original description erroneously as MNHH) 
CommentMORPHOBANK M43461–M43781, M55889-M55901

Abundance: only known from (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species epithet is a genitive Latin noun to honour J. V. Barbosa du Bocage, one of the first naturalists to study the reptiles from the Cape Verde Islands. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Vasconcelos, R., A. Perera, P. Geniez, D. J. Harris, and S. Carranza. 2012. An integrative taxonomic revision of the Tarentola geckos (Squamata, Phyllodactylidae) of the Cape Verde Islands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 164 (2): 328-360 - get paper here
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