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Hemidactylus laticaudatus ANDERSSON, 1910

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Andersson's Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus laticaudatus ANDERSSON 1910
Hemidactylus fossatii SCORTECCI 1928
Hemidactylus laticaudatus — WERMUTH 1965: 78
Hemidactylus laticaudatus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus laticaudatus — RÖSLER 2000: 86
Hemidactylus laticaudatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 302

Hemidactylus laticaudatus fossatii SCORTECCI 1928
Hemidactylus fossatii SCORTECCI 1928
Hemidactylus laticaudatus fossatii — LOVERIDGE 1947: 151
Hemidactylus laticaudatus fossatii — WERMUTH 1965: 78
Hemidactylus fossatii — SINDACO et al. 2007
Hemidactylus fossatii — SCALI 2010 
DistributionEthiopia

Type locality: Harrar, Abessinien [Ethiopia]

fossatii: Eritrea; Type locality: Saganeiti, Eritrea  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MWNH 581 (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Holotype: MSNM (Milano) [fossatii] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Sindaco et al. 2007 and most subsequent authors called fossatii “a doubtful taxon”, differing from H. barbierii by having “enlarged dorsal tubercles perfectly smooth”. Apparently only known from the type. 
References
  • Andersson, L. G. 1910. A new species of Hemidactylus from Harrar, Abyssinia. Jahrbüchern des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde in Wiesbaden, 63:200-205 - get paper here
  • Köhler, J. & Güsten, R. 2007. Herpetological type specimens in the natural history collections of the museums in Darmstadt and Wiesbaden, Germany. Spixiana 30 (2): 275-288 - 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.
  • MAZUCH, TOMÁŠ; JIŘÍ ŠMÍD & AARON M. BAUER 2016. Rediscovery and a new record of Hemidactylus laevis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Somaliland, with notes on and resurrection of Hemidactylus fragilis. Zootaxa 4117 (4): 529–542 - 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
  • Scali, Stefano 2010. Storia e importanza scientifica della collezione erpetologica del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano // History and scientific importance of the herpetology collection of the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Milan. [type catalog] Museologia Scientifica Memorie 2010 (5): 69-77 - get paper here
  • Scortecci, G. 1928. Una nuova specie di Hemidactylus dell’ Eritrea: Hemidactylus fossatii. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 67:33—36.
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Rettili dell'Eritrea esistenti nelle Collezioni del Museo Civico de Milano. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano 67 (3-4): 290-339 [1928]
  • 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
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
 
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