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Tarentola gigas (BOCAGE, 1875)

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTarentola gigas brancoensis SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola gigas gigas BOCAGE 1875 
Common Names 
SynonymAscalabotes gigas BOCAGE 1875
Platydactylus gigas — ROCHEBRUNE 1884
Tarentola gigas — BOULENGER 1885: 200
Tarentola gigas — BOCAGE 1896
Tarentola giganteu — SCHERER 1907
Tarentola gigas — ANGEL 1937
Tarentola delalandii gigas — LOVERIDGE 1947
Tarentola delalandii gigas — MERTENS 1955
Tarentola delalandii gigas — SCHLEICH 1979
Tarentola delalandii gigas — SCHLEICH 1980
Tarentola "delalandii" gigas — SCHLEICH 1982
Tarentola delalandii gigas — GRUBER & SCHLEICH 1982
Tarentola delalandii gigas — BAEZ & SANCHEZ-PINTO 1983
Tarentola delalandii gigas — SCHLEICH & WUTTKE 1983
Tarentola gigas — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola borneensis gigas — JOGER 1984: 100
Tarentola borneensis — JOGER 1993
Tarentola gigas — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola borneensis gigas — JOGER 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) gigas — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola borneensis GRAY 1845
Tarentola gigas — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 350

Tarentola gigas brancoensis SCHLEICH 1984
Ascalabotes gigas — BOCAGE 1875
Platydactylus gigas — ROCHEBRUNE 1884
Tarentola gigas — BOULENGER 1885
Tarentola giganteu — SCHERER 1907
Tarentola gigas — ANGEL 1937 (part.)
Tarentola delalandii gigas — LOVERIDGE 1947 (non BOCAGE 1875) (part.)
Tarentola delalandii gigas — MERTENS 1955
Tarentola delalandii gigas — SCHLEICH 1980
Tarentola "delalandii" gigas — SCHLEICH 1982 (part.)
Tarentola gigas brancoensis — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola borneensis borneensis — JOGER 1984
Tarentola gigas brancoensis — SCHLEICH 1987: 49
Tarentola borneensis borneensis — JOGER 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) gigas brancoensis — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola (Makariogecko) gigas brancoensis — RÖSLER 2000: 116
Tarentola gigas brancoensis — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 351

Tarentola gigas gigas (BOCAGE 1875)
Ascalabotes gigas BOCAGE 1875
Platydactylus gigas — ROCHEBRUNE 1884
Tarentola gigas — BOULENGER 1885
Tarentola gigas — BOCAGE 1896
Tarentola giganteu — SCHERER 1907
Tarentola gigas — ANGEL 1937
Tarentola delalandii gigas — LOVERIDGE 1947
Tarentola delalandii gigas — MERTENS 1955
Tarentola gigas gigas — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola borneensis gigas — JOGER 1984
Tarentola borneensis gigas — JOGER 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) gigas gigas — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola gigas gigas — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012 
DistributionCape Verde Islands (Razo, Branco)

brancoensis: Branco (Cape Verde Islands); Type locality: Branco (Cape Verde Islands)

gigas: Raso, São Nicolau (Cape Verde Islands); Type locality: Raso (Cape Verde Islands)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 8998
Holotype: ZSM 362/78.1, paratypes: ZSM 362/78, 19/82 [brancoensis] 
CommentSynonymy after Filipe Sousa (pers. comm.). See also comment on T. rudis. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bocage, J. V. Barboza du. 1875. Sur deux reptiles nouveaux de l’Archipel du Cap-Vert. Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa, 5:108—112
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Note on Tarentola americana. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6)12: 204 - 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
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • MUSSELECK, J. 2013. Über das Öffnen von Geckoeiern, mit Anmerkungen zum Aufbau der Eischale. Sauria 35 (3): 49-54 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleich H H 1984. Die Geckos der Gattung Tarentola der Kapverden (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). COURIER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT SENCKENBERG 68: 95-106
  • Schleich H H 1988. Ascalabotes gigas BOCAGE 1875 (currently Tarentola gigas); proposed conservation of the specific name, by suppression of the senior synonym Tarentola borneensis GRAY 1845. Bull. Zool. Nomenclature 45 - get paper here
  • 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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