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Hemidactylus barbouri LOVERIDGE, 1942

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Barbour’s Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus tropidolepis barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942: 320
Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Hemidactylus squamulatus barbouri — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus barbouri — RÖSLER 2015
Hemidactylus barbouri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 85 
Distributioncoastal Kenya from Malindi south to Tanga, Tanzania.

Type locality: Changamwe, Kenya  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-40907 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. “It belongs to that section of the genus characterized by the possession of imbricate scales, instead of granules or tubercles on the dorsum. From its nearest allies it may be differentiated as follows: (see table in Loveridge 1942: 321). The keeling, quite apart from other characters, distinguishes barbouri from homoeolepis, ophiolepis, isolcpis and the so-called Bunocnemis modestus.” (Loveridge 1942: 321). 
CommentSee also H. squamulatus. 
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Loveridge, A. 1942. Scientific results of a fourth expedition to forested areas in east and central Africa. IV. Reptiles. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 237-373 - get paper here
  • Malonza, Patrick K.; David M. Mulwa, Joash O. Nyamache, Georgina Jones 2017. Biogeography of the Shimba Hills ecosystem herpetofauna in Kenya. Zoological Research 38(5): 1-11 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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