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Hemidactylus barodanus BOULENGER, 1901

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Enigmatic gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus barodanus BOULENGER 1901
Hemidactylus barodanus — WERMUTH 1965: 70
Hemidactylus barodanus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus barodanus — RÖSLER 2000: 85
Hemidactylus barodanus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 290 
DistributionEthiopia (Libah), Somalia, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat)

Type locality: Gan Lebar (= Libah), Abessynia.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.23.94 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 150. 
CommentSynonymy: According to Lanza (1983, 1990), H. barodanus is possibly a junior synonym of H. jubensis Boulenger 1895 (as validly represented only by its male syntype: MSNG 28846).

Distribution: a doubtful record from Somalia was reported by Gans et al. 1965: 28. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1901. A list of the batrachians and reptiles obtained by Dr. Donaldson Smith in Somaliland in 1899. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1901 (I): 47—49 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2006. Lizards of Ethiopia (Reptilia Sauria): an annotated checklist, bibliography, gazetteer and identification. Tropical Zoology 19 (1): 21-109 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - 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
  • Sindaco, R., Razzetti E., Ziliani U., Wasonga V., Carugati C., Fasola M. 2007. A New Species of Hemidactylus from Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Acta Herpetologica 2 (1): 37-48
  • Šmíd, Jiří; Salvador Carranza, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Václav Gvoždík, Abdul Karim Nasher, Jiří Moravec 2013. Out of Arabia: A Complex Biogeographic History of Multiple Vicariance and Dispersal Events in the Gecko Genus Hemidactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). PLoS One 8(5): e64018 - get paper here
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