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Tarentola boettgeri STEINDACHNER, 1891

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTarentola boettgeri bischoffi JOGER 1984
Tarentola boettgeri boettgeri STEINDACHNER 1891
Tarentola boettgeri hierrensis JOGER & BISCHOFF 1983 
Common NamesE: Boettger's Wall Gecko
G: Gestreifter Kanarengecko 
SynonymTarentola delalandii var. boettgeri STEINDACHNER 1891
Tarentola delalandii var. boettgeri — BOULENGER 1906: 200
Tarentola delalandii boettgeri — LOVERIDGE 1947: 330
Tarentola delalandii boettgeri — WERMUTH 1965: 179
Tarentola (Makariogecko) boettgeri — JOGER 1984
Tarentola boettgeri — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) boettgeri — RÖSLER 2000: 116

Tarentola boettgeri hierrensis JOGER & BISCHOFF 1983
Tarentola boettgeri hierrensis — BISCHOFF 1984 
DistributionGran Canaria, El Hierro (Canary Islands)

hierrensis: Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain;

Type locality: Gran Canaria. 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.
 
TypesSyntypes: NMW 17981:1-31
Paratypes in ZFMK and SMF, Holotype in SMF [bischoffi]
Holotype: ZFMK 24906, paratypes in ZFMK [hierrensis] 
CommentTarentola boettgeri doesn’t occur on the Cape Verde Islands (A. Vilado, pers. comm.) although it has been reported from these islands. Tarentola boettgeri bischoffi JOGER 1984 has been elevated to species status. 
EtymologyNamed after Oskar Boettger (1844-1910), herpetologist at the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main. 
References
  • Bischoff, W. 1984. Bemerkungen über die endemische Echsenfauna der Kanarischen Inseln Sauria 6 (2): 5-11 - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1985. Die Herpetofauna der Kanarischen Inseln. II. Die Geckos der Gattung Tarentola. Herpetofauna 7 (35): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Bonetti, Mathilde 2002. 100 Sauri. Mondadori (Milano), 192 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1906. Report on the reptiles collected by the late L. Fea in West Africa. Ann. Mus. civ. Stor. Nat. Genova (3) 2: 196-216 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Krefft, G. 1949. Beobachtungen an kanarischen Inseleidechsen. 4. Tarentola delalandei boettgeri. Wochenschr. Aquar. Terr. 5 (43): 114-116
  • 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
  • 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
  • Steindachner,F. 1891. Ueber die Reptilien und Batrachier der westlichen und oestlichen Gruppe der Kanarischen Inseln. Ann. K.K. Hofmuseums Wien 6: 287-306 - get paper here
 
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