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Hemidactylus greeffii BOCAGE, 1886

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Greeff’s giant gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus greefii BOCAGE 1886: 66
Hemidactylus greeffii — BOULENGER 1887: 484
Hemidactylus greeffi — LOVERIDGE 1947: 186
Hemidactylus greeffi — WERMUTH 1965: 77
Hemidactylus greeffii — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus greefi — WELCH 1994
Hemidactylus greeffii — RÖSLER 2000: 86
Hemidactylus greeffi — CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2006
Hemidactylus greeffii — POLLO 2017 
DistributionSao Tome, Rolas (Gulf of Guinea)

Type locality: São Thomé; neotype locality: Contador Valley, slope on W side of Rio Contador viaduct, within south entrance of tunnel. 00° 18’ 24.0’’ N, 006° 33’ 04.6’’ E.  
TypesNeotype: CAS 219062, male 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 186. 
CommentDistribution: Doesn’t occur on Principe according to HOFER (2002). 
Etymologynamed after Dr Greeff, who collected the holotype. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bocage, J. V. Barboza du. 1886. Reptis e amphibios de S. Thomé. Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa, 11:65-70. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Carranza, S. and E.N. Arnold 2006. Systematics, biogeography, and evolution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) elucidated using mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38 (2): 531-545 - get paper here
  • Haft J. 1993. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Echsen der Insel Sao Tome (Golf von Guinea), mit näherer Betrachtung zur Systematik von Leptosiaphos africana (Gray) (Reptilia: Sauria: Geckonidae et Scincidae). FAUNISTISCHE ABHANDLUNGEN (DRESDEN) 19 (1-16): 59-70.
  • Jesus, José; Antonio Brehm and D. James Harris 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of Hemidactylus geckos from the Gulf of Guinea islands: patterns of natural colonizations and anthropogenic introductions estimated from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34 (3): 480-485 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Miller, Elizabeth C.; Anna B. Sellas & Robert C. Drewes 2012. A new species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Príncipe Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa with comments on the African-Atlantic clade of Hemidactylus geckos. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (1): 40-57
  • Pollo, César J. 2017. Guide of Amphibians and Reptiles of São Tomé and Príncipe. Smashwords / César J. Pollo, 156 pp. - 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
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