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Tarentola caboverdiana SCHLEICH, 1984

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCape Verde Wall Gecko 
SynonymTarentola caboverdianus caboverdianus SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola delalandii — BOCAGE 1896: 4 (part.), 1902: 209 (part.)
Tarentola delalandii var. rudis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 334 (part.)
Tarentola delalandei delalandei — DEKEYSER & VILLIERS 1951: 1152 (part.)
Tarentola delalandii rudis — MERTENS 1954: 6 (part.)
Tarentola delalandii delalandii — SCHLEICH 1982: 246 (part.)
Tarentola caboverdiana caboverdiana — JOGER 1984: 102
Tarentola caboverdianus — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola caboverdiana — SCHLEICH 1987
Tarentola caboverdiana caboverdiana — JOGER 1993
Tarentola caboverdianus — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola caboverdiana antoensis JOGER 1984 (nomen nudum)
Tarentola (Makariogecko) caboverdiana — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola caboverdiana — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 348 
DistributionSto. Antão (Cape Verde Islands)

Type locality: Sto. Antão (Cape Verde Islands)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 141/1981/3 (given as ZSM 03.141/81 
CommentSynonymy after Filipe Sousa (pers. comm.) and  VASCONCELOS et al. 2012.

Subspecies: The subspecies Tarentola caboverdianus substituta JOGER 1984
T. c. nicolauensis SCHLEICH 1984, and T. c. razianus SCHLEICH 1984 have been elevated to full species status. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
References
  • 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
  • Jesus, J.; Brehm, A. & Harris, D.J. 2002. Relationships of Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the Cape Verde Islands estimated from DNA sequence data. Amphibia-Reptilia 23 (1): 47-54 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1993. On two collections of reptiles and amphibians from the Cape Verde Islands, with descriptions of three new taxa. COURIER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT SENCKENBERG 159: 437-444
  • Joger, U. 1984. Die Radiation der Gattung Tarentola in Makaronesien. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 71: 91-111
  • Joger, U. 1984. Morphologische und biochemisch-immunologische Untensuchungen zur Systematik und Evolution der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Anatomie und Ontogenie der Tiere, 112:137-256
  • Köhler, G.; Hertz, A.; Sunyer, J.; Seipp, R. & Monteiro, A. 2007. Herpetologische Forschungen auf den Kapverden unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Kapverdischen Riesenskinks, Macroscincus coctei. Elaphe 15 (4): 62-66
  • Schleich H H 1984. Die Geckos der Gattung Tarentola der Kapverden (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). COURIER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT SENCKENBERG 68: 95-106
  • Schleich, H.H. 1987. Herpetofauna caboverdiana. Spixiana Suppl. (12) 75 pp. - 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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