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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sierra Leone Wall Gecko 
SynonymTarentola parvicarinata JOGER 1980
Tarentola (Sahelogecko) parvicarinata JOGER 1984
Tarentola parvicarinata — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Sahelogecko) parvicarinata — RÖSLER 2000: 117
Tarentola parvicarinata — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionW Mali, Sierra Leone, N Guinea (Conakry), S Mauritania, Western Sahara, E Senegal

Type locality: Chutes do Félou near Médina,West- Mali, leg. J. & U. JOGER, Mar. 1978: 1 paratype ZMH R04306 (formerly ZFMK 19967).  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 22157. Paratypes: ZFMK, BMNH, MNHN, USNM, MHNG, LBUM, IFAN, CAS and GNHM, MRAC, HLMD RA-1679, ZMB 79564 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Schuppen rauh, relativ klein (103-184 um die Körpermitte, 34-54 Gularschuppen). Rückentuberkel gewöhnlich in 12, seltener in 13 oder 14 Längsreihen, mit sternförmig angeordneten Kielen. 21-25 Schuppen und Lamellen unter den 5. Zehen. Färbung bleich (hellbraun oder ockergelb im Leben, meist weißlich in Alkohol) mit zahlreichen kleinen weißen Tupfen, besonders auf den Tuberkeln, und undeutlich größeren, selten in Form von Querbändern angeordneten Flecken (Abb. bei Joger 1980).Maximale Kopf-Rumpf-Länge 97 mm (Männchen), 85 mm (Weibchen). Kompletter Schwanz gewöhnlich länger als Kopf und Rumpf. (Joger 1984: 163) 
CommentSimilar species: has been confused with T. annularis and T. ephippiata (in Mali).

Distribution: Not in Morocco but found close to the border, hence possibly in Morroco too (Martínez et al. 2019, and pers. comm. 18 Jan 2021). 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • BOUAZZA, ABDELLAH; EL HASSAN EL MOUDEN & ABDESLAM RIHANE 2021. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Morocco: A taxonomic update and standard Arabic names. Herpetology Notes 14: 1-14. - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Joger U 1984. Taxonomische Revision der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 35 (1-3): 129-174 - get paper here
  • Joger, U. 1980. Eine neue Art der Gattung Tarentola (Sauria: Gekkonidae) aus Westafrika. Amphibia-Reptilia 1: 137-147 - get paper here
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Velo-Antón, G., Henrique, M., Liz, A.V. et al. 2022. DNA barcode reference library for the West Sahara-Sahel reptiles. Scientific Data 9(1): 459. - get paper here
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