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Urocotyledon rasmusseni BAUER & MENEGON, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesRasmussen's Gecko 
SynonymUrocotyledon rasmusseni BAUER & MENEGON 2006 
DistributionTanzania (Udzungwa Mountains)

Type locality: Tanzania, Iringa Province, Udzungwa Mountains, Mbatwa Ranger Post, Udzungwa Mountains National Park (7°35’44”S, 36°37’35”E), 1188 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MTSN 8224, adult female, Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali; 15 September 2004. Coll. Michele Menegon. 
Etymologynamed after Jens Bødtker Rasmussen of the Zoological Museum of Copenhagen (1947- 2005). 
  • Bauer A. & M. Menegon 2006. A new species of Prehensile-tailed Gecko, Urocotyledon (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania. African Journal of Herpetology 55 (1): 13-22. - get paper here
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
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