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Tropiocolotes bisharicus BAHA EL DIN, 2001

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesG: Bishari-Zwerggecko 
SynonymTropiocolotes bisharicus BAHA EL DIN 2001: 48
Tropiocolotes bisharicus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionSE Egypt, proabably Sudan

Type locality: Wadi El Rada, Gebel Hamata, Egypt (24° 15’ N, 35° 14’ E).  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 257863, adult female 
CommentCan be confused with T. somalicus. 
EtymologyNamed after the Bishari tribesmen, who live in SE Egypt and NE Sudan, in the same region as this species. 
  • Baha El Din, S. M. 2001. A synopsis of African and South Arabian geckos of the genus Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with a description of a new species from Egypt. Zoology in the Middle East 22: 45-56 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Zwerggeckos (Tropiocolotes PETERS 1880) aus Nordafrika - Lebensräume, Verhalten, Pflege und Nachzucht. Draco 5 (18): 52-58 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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