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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTarentola fascicularis fascicularis (DAUDIN 1802)
Tarentola fascicularis wolfgangi JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010 
Common NamesE: Wolfgang’s Wall Gecko, Moorish Gecko
G: Wolfgang (Böhme’s) Mauergecko 
SynonymGecko fascicularis DAUDIN 1802
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — JOGER 1984
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Tarentola fascicularis — JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012
Tarentola fascicularis — SARRA et al. 2013 
DistributionC Tunisia, Libya, Egypt

Type locality: Ain Teyanah, 20 km south of Benghazi, Libya.

wolfgangi: C Tunisia; Terra typica. Bou Hedma National Park, Tunisia (34.24’N, 9.23’E). 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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesNeotype: ZFMK, designated by JOGER 1984 (fascicularis)
Holotype: State Natural History Museum Braunschweig (SNHM-BS) N 41980, male, collected 19 August 1998 by Ulrich Joger; paratypes: ZFMK [wolfgangi] 
CommentDiagnosis [wolfgangi]: A small subspecies of T. fascicularis; maximum recorded body+head length in males 72.3 mm, in fe- males 57.5 mm (up to more than 100 mm in male T. deserti, 81 mm in female T. deserti; in eastern Libyan T. fascicularis, 97 mm can be attained in males of the Ras Lanuf population, yet only 79 mm in T. fascicularis ssp. from northwestern Libya).
Tail length usually clearly longer than body+head (index body+head/tail 0.77-1.00; mean 0.84, as opposed to 0.98 in T. deserti, 0.96 in T. f. fascicularis, and 0.96 in T. m. mauritanica). Snout (ear openings to mental) significantly longer than in T. fascicularis and T. deserti subspecies from Eastern Libya (about 90% of head length as opposed to 60–70%).
Dorsal tubercles in 11–14 (most often 12) longitudinal rows, most often simply keeled (multiply keeled in T. f. fascicularis). 19–46 gular scales (45–59 gular scales in T. d. deserti). Different from all other Tunisian or Libyan Tar- entola (except T. neglecta group) by lower number of ven- tral scales (34.3 +/- 2.7) and lower number of lamellae un- derneath 1st and 4th toes (1st 10.3 +/- 0.8, 4th 15.3 +/- 1.0). 15–22 scale rows or lamellae underneath 5th toes (16-21 in T. f. fascicularis, 21–25 in T. deserti). Different from Tunisian T. mauritanica by lower number of interorbital scales (13.7 +/- 1.0 versus 14.9 +/- 1.2); from Libyan T. mauritanica by lower number of sublabials (7.9 +/- 0.7 versus 8.7 +/- 0.7); from western Libyan subspecies of T. fascicularis by lower number of interorbital scales (13.7 +/- 1.0 versus 14.9 +/- 0.7). Rostral usually separated from nostril by small scales (in T. f. fascicularis rostral usual- ly in contact with nostril).
Dorsal colour in life similar to T. deserti: rosy or yellowish, with yellowish iris (grey in T. m. mauritanica). Five dark transverse bands across back, often reduced to paired spots. 
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