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Tropiocolotes nattereri STEINDACHNER, 1901

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropiocolotes nattereri STEINDACHNER 1901: 326
Tropiocolotes steudneri (PETERS 1869) part.
Tropiocolotes nattereri — LOVERIDGE 1947: 51
Tropiocolotes nattereri — WERMUTH 1965: 184
Tropiocolotes steudneri — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes nattereri — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 279
Tropiocolotes (Tropiocolotes) nattereri — RÖSLER 2000: 119
Tropiocolotes nattereri — BAUER et al. 2013
Tropiocolotes nattereri — LIVIGNI 2013: 396 
DistributionLibya, Egypt, SE Israel, Sinai, S Jordan, NW Saudi Arabia

Type locality: “Bir al Mashiya und Nawibi, Golf von Akaba, Sinai”. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB (fide Loveridge 1947: 53) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Johannes Natterer (1787-1843), ornithologist, and custos at the Natural History Cabinet in Vienna. See Bastos & Sa 2011 for further biographical details. 
References
  • Al-Quran, S. 2009. The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6 (4): 385-391 [this journal has a dubious record, see http://goo.gl/81SBPv]
  • Bar, Aviad and Guy Haimovitch 2012. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Pazbar LTD, 246 pp. - get paper here
  • Bastos, Francisco Inácio & Magali Romero Sa 2011. The scientist as historian: Paulo Vanzolini and the origins of zoology in Brazil. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 18 (4): 1021-1038
  • BAUER, AARON M.; RAFAQAT MASROOR, JAMES TITUS-MCQUILLAN, MATTHEW P. HEINICKE,, JUAN D. DAZA & TODD R. JACKMAN 2013. A preliminary phylogeny of the Palearctic naked-toed geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with taxonomic implications. Zootaxa 3599 (4): 301–324 - get paper here
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1960. Redecouverte et validite probable du Gekkonide Tropiocolotes nattereri Steindachner. Comptes Rendus des Seances Mensuelles, Societe de Sciences Naturelles et Physique du Maroc 8: 143-144.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Zwerggeckos (Tropiocolotes PETERS 1880) aus Nordafrika - Lebensräume, Verhalten, Pflege und Nachzucht. Draco 5 (18): 52-58 - get paper here
  • Shacham,B. & Shifman,S. 1998. The Tropiocolotes species in Israel is T. nattereri. Israel J. Zool. 44: 88
  • Shifman, S., B. Shacham & Y. L. Werner 1999. Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 51 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Steindachner, F. 1901. Berichte der Comission für Oceanographische Forschungen. Expedition S. M. Schiff "Pola" in das Rothe Meer nördliche und südliche Hälfte. 1895/96 und 1897/98. Zoologische Ergebnisse. XVII. Bericht über die herpetologischen Aufsammlungen. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe, Wien, 69: 325-335 [1900]
  • Werner, Y.L. 1995. A guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Israel. [in Hebrew] Yefe-Nof, Yerusalem, 86 pp.
  • Werner,Y.L. 1988. Herpetofaunal survey of Israel (1950-1985), with comments on Sinai and Jordan and on zoogeographical heterogeneity. in: Yom-Tov,Y. & Tchernov, E. (eds.) The zoogeography of Israel, Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht (Netherlands); ISBN 90-6193-650-0
  • Wilms, Thomas M.; , Mohammed Shobrak & Philipp Wagner 2010. A new species of the genus Tropiocolotes from Central Saudi Arabia (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 275–280 - get paper here
 
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