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Tarentola darwini JOGER, 1984

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesDarwin's Wall Gecko 
SynonymTarentola darwini JOGER 1984: 96
Tarentola delalandii boettgeri — BOULENGER 1906
Tarentola delalandii delalandii — LOVERIDGE 1947 (part.)
Tarentola delalandii rudis — MERTENS 1954 (part.)
Tarentola sp. — SCHLEICH 1982
Tarentola sp. — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola darwini — JOGER 1993
Tarentola darwini — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) darwini — RÖSLER 1995: 157
Tarentola (Makariogecko) darwini — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola darwini — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 346 
DistributionSao Tiago (Santiago), Fogo, Sao Nicolau, Sal (Cape Verde Islands)

Type locality: Tarrafal - Santiago (Cape Verde Islands)  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 37256; Paratypes: ZSM 365/1978, adult 
CommentMORPHOBANK M44231–M44984

Synonymy after Filipe Sousa (pers. comm.). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles DARWIN, who probably was the first zoologist to collect Geckos on Cape Verde (rudis on Santiago for the British museum). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • 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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