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Coleonyx fasciatus (BOULENGER, 1885)

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Black Banded Gecko
G: Schwarzbändergecko
S: Geco de Bandas Negras 
SynonymEublepharis fasciatus BOULENGER 1885: 234
Coleonyx fasciatus — TAYLOR 1935: 203
Coleonyx fasciatus — WERMUTH 1965: 19
Coleonyx variegatus fasciatus — HARDY 1969: 109
Coleonyx fasciatus — KLUGE 1993
Coleonyx fasciatus — RÖSLER 2000: 63
Coleonyx fasciatus — SEUFER et al. 2005 
DistributionMexico (Sonora, Sinaloa, Cananea, Navojoa, Culiacan, Mazatla)

Type locality: Ventanas, Durango, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.30.91 ( 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A species without dorsal tubercles, differing in this respect from elegans and mitratus. From brevis and all subspecies of variegatus it differs in being without enIarged postnasals. and in having more robust limbs and digits. It has three, instead of four or more, dark dorsal bands between limb insertions, and the bands are much darker - beng black or almost black­ than in any brevis or variegatus [from KLAUBER 1945: 182]. 
CommentSynonymy: Has been considered a subspecies of C. variegatus, although it is more closely related to C. brevis (Grismer 1997). 
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  • Brown, Patrick H., Tom R. Van Devender and Dale S. Turner. 2016. Coleonyx fasciatus (Boulenger, 1885). Mexico, Sonora. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1045–1046 - get paper here
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Grismer L L 1990. Coleonyx fasciatus (Boulenger). Black-banded gecko. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (463): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Grismer,L.L. 1997. Eublepharid Geckos - Living Relics of Gekkotan Evolution. Fauna 1 (1): 26-33
  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Klauber, Laurence M. 1945. The geckos of the genus Coleonyx with descriptions of new subspecies. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 10 (11): 133-216 - get paper here
  • Lara-Resendiz, R. A., B. C. Larraín-Barrios, and R. E. Felix-Burruel. 2017. Coleonyx fasciatus (Boulenger, 1885). Mexico, Sinaloa. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 949–951 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico with a conservation status summary and comparisons with neighboring states. ZooKeys 931: 85-114 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Gadsden-Esparza H, Valdez-Lares R, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 748: 65-87 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Rorabaugh JC 2019. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, Mexico, with updated species lists. ZooKeys 829: 131-160 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Seufer, H.; Y. Kaverkin & A. Kirschner (eds.) 2005. Die Lidgeckos. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, 238 pp.
  • Shedd, J.D. and S.S. Murray 2020. Coleonyx fasciatus (Boulenger 1885): Regional, Ontogenetic, and Temporal Color Pattern Variation and a Current Summary of Geographic Distribution. Sonoran Herpetologist 33 (3): 69-78
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1935. Coleonyx fasciatus, a neglected species of gecko. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 22: 203-205 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1936. Notes on the Herpetological fauna of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 24 (20): 505-537 - get paper here
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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