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Hemidactylus laticaudatus ANDERSSON, 1910

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
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 

Type locality: Harrar, Abessinien [Ethiopia]

fossatii: Eritrea; Type locality: Saganeiti, Eritrea  
TypesSyntypes: MWNH 581 (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Holotype: MSNM (Milano) [fossatii] 
DiagnosisDescription (laticaudatus): Loveridge 1947: 152.

Description (fossatii): Loveridge 1947: 151. 
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. 
  • 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.
  • 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; 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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