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Tarentola protogigas JOGER, 1984

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTarentola protogigas hartogi JOGER 1993
Tarentola protogigas protogigas JOGER 1984 
Common Names 
SynonymTarentola rudis protogigas JOGER 1984
Tarentola delalandii var. rudis — BOULENGER 1906
Tarentola delalandii — LOVERIDGE 1947
Tarentola rudis rudis — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola borneensis protogigas — JOGER 1984: 100
Tarentola rudis protogigas — JOGER 1993
Tarentola gigas protogigas — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) rudis protogigas — RÖSLER 2000: 117 ?
Tarentola (Makariogecko) rudis protogigas — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola protogigas protogigas — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 353

Tarentola rudis hartogi JOGER 1993
Tarentola borneensis protogigas — JOGER 1984
Tarentola rudis protogigas — JOGER 1993
Tarentola (Makariogecko) rudis hartogi CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola protogigas hartogi — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 354 
DistributionCape Verde Islands

hartogi: Brava, Rombo (Cape Verde Islands); Type locality: Cima Island, Rombos group – central plateau, in sandy area under shrub of Malvaceae.

protogigas: Fogo (Cape Verde Islands); Type locality: Fogo (Cape Verde Islands)  
Typesholotype: ZSM 01/145/81, Fogo, unknown locality; paratypes: ZSM 02/145/1981, Fogo, unknown locality; BMNH 1906.3.30.28-29; MCNG C.E. 28149
Holotype: RMNH [hartogi] 
CommentMORPHOBANK M46037–M46055 (protogigas)
MORPHOBANK M46056–M46091 (hartogi)

Joger (1984) treated "rudis" and "gigas" as semi-species within one species which, because of the priority rule, had to be named "borneensis" Gray, 1845. Schleich (1984, 1987) did not accept it and considered "rudis" and "gigas" as separated species. The name "borneensis" is no longer valid by decision of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in 1990 (opinion 1585; Carranza et al. 2000), as applied for by Schleich in 1988 (Joger 1993) [fide Filipe Sousa (pers. comm.)]. 
EtymologyT. rudis hartogi was named in honor of the collector, J. C. Den HARTOG. The name T. rudis protogigas refers to the intermediate differentiation degree of this subspecies between rudis of Santiago and gigas of Branco and/or gigas of Raso. 
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  • 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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