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Tarentola rudis BOULENGER, 1906

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymTarentola delalandii var. rudis BOULENGER 1906: 200
Tarentola borneensis GRAY 1845
Tarentola delalandii — ANGEL 1937
Tarentola delalandii var. rudis — BOULENGER 1947
Tarentola delalandii delalandii (DUMERIL & BIBRON) — LOVERIDGE
Tarentola delalandii delalandii — DEKEYSER & VILLIERS 1955
Tarentola delalandii rudis — MERTENS 1955: 6
Tarentola rudis rudis — SCHLEICH 1984
Tarentola borneensis rudis — JOGER 1984: 101
Tarentola borneensis — JOGER 1984: 99
Tarentola gigas rudis — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola rudis rudis — JOGER 1993
Tarentola gigas rudis — KLUGE 1993 ?
Tarentola (Makariogecko) rudis — CARRANZA et al. 2000
Tarentola rudis — VASCONCELOS et al. 2012: 352 
DistributionSouth of Santiago, Sta. Maria (Cape Verde Islands)

Type locality: restricted to Praia - Santiago (Cape Verde Islands).  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH; lecotype: designated by JOGER 1984: 101; paralectotype: MCNG 28149/2. 
CommentMORPHOBANK M45996–M46036

Subspecies: 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 The name "borneensis" is no longer valid by decision of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in 1990 (opinion 1585; Carranza et al. 2000), as applied for by Schleich in 1988 (Joger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.)]. Tarentola rudis protogigas JOGER 1984 has been elevated to full species with Tarentola rudis hartogi JOGER 1993 as subspecies. Tarentola rudis boavistensis JOGER 1993 and Tarentola rudis maioensis SCHLEICH 1984 have been elevated to full species status by VASCONCELOS et al. 2012. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1906. Report on the reptiles collected by the late L. Fea in West Africa. Ann. Mus. civ. Stor. Nat. Genova (3) 2: 196-216 - 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
  • Mertens, R. 1955. Die Eidechsen der Kapverden. Soc. Sci. fenn. Comment. biol. 15: 1-16
  • Schleich H H 1984. Die Geckos der Gattung Tarentola der Kapverden (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). COURIER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT SENCKENBERG 68: 95-106
  • 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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