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Tropiocolotes tripolitanus PETERS, 1880

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesTropiocolotes tripolitanus occidentalis PARKER 1942
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus apoklomax PAPENFUSS 1969
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus tripolitanus PETERS 1880 
Common NamesE: Northern Sand Gecko
G: Tripolitanischer Zwerggecko 
SynonymTropiocolotes tripolitanus PETERS 1880: 306
Stenodactylus tripolitanus — BOULENGER 1885: 19
Tropiocolotes apoklomax PAPENFUSS 1969
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus — KLUGE 1993
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 282
Tropiocolotes (Tropiocolotes) tripolitanus — RÖSLER 2000: 119
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus — BAUER et al. 2013

Tropiocolotes tripolitanus apoklomax PAPENFUSS 1969
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus apoklomax — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008

Tropiocolotes tripolitanus occidentalis PARKER 1942
Tropiocolotes occidentalis PARKER 1942: 47
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus occidentalis — BAHA EL DIN 2001
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus occidentalis — RÖSLER 2000
Tropiocolotes occidentalis occidentalis — SCHLÜTER 2004
Tropiocolotes occidentalis — KRAUSE et al. 2013

Tropiocolotes tripolitanus tripolitanus PETERS 1880
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus tripolitanus — BAHA EL DIN 2001
Tropiocolotes tripolitanus tripolitanus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionMorocco, Algeria (Sahara, Kenadsa/Colomb Bechar), Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, Mali, Sudan, Chad

apoklomax: Mali; Type locality: Sanga, Mali.

occidentalis: Western Sahara, Mauritania; Type locality: Rio de Oro.

tripolitanus: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan, Chad (Krause et al. 2013).

Type locality: “Uadi M’bellum, Tripolitanien” [Libya] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 9668A; designated by BAUER & GÜNTHER 1991
Holotype: CAS 103209 [apoklomax]
Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.27.50 [occidentalis] 
CommentSubspecies: Some authors (like SZCZERBAK 1986, Proc. SEH Meeting 1985: 705) only recognize somalicus as subspecies. Others [including us] consider T. t. somalicus as full species such as RÖSLER 2000 who recognizes only occidentalis and algericus as subspecies.

Type species: Tropiocolotes tripolitanus is the type species of the genus Tropiocolotes PETERS 1880.

Distribution: has been reported from Sudan but probably not present there (L. Chirio, pers. comm. via S. Meiri, 1 Aug 2012). 
References
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  • Bauer,A.M. & Günther,R. 1991. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Zoological Museum , Berlin. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 67: 279-310
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  • KRAUSE, VALENTINA; FARAHAM AHMADZADEH, MOSTAFA MOAZENI, PHILIPP WAGNER & THOMAS M. WILMS 2013. A new species of the genus Tropiocolotes Peters, 1880 from western Iran (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 3716 (1): 022–038 - get paper here
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Zwerggeckos (Tropiocolotes PETERS 1880) aus Nordafrika - Lebensräume, Verhalten, Pflege und Nachzucht. Draco 5 (18): 52-58 - get paper here
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
  • Sindaco R. 2006. An addition to the herpetofauna of Eritrea:Tropiocolotes somalicus PARKER, 1942. Herpetozoa 19 (3/4): - 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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