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Hemidactylus lavadeserticus MORAVEC & BÖHME, 1997

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Syrian House Gecko
G: Syrischer Halbfingergecko 
SynonymHemidactylus turcicus lavadeserticus MORAVEC & BÖHME 1997
Hemidactylus turcicus lavadeserticus — CARRANZA & ARNOLD 2006
Hemidactylus turcicus lavadeserticus — RATO ET AL. 2011
Hemidactylus lavadeserticus — MORAVEC et al. 2011 
DistributionSyria, N Jordan

Type locality: Ar’Raqiyeh, 32°48’N, 37°05’E, Muhafazat of Sweida, Syria.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: NMP P6V 35540/1; Paratypes. NMP6V 34831/1, NMP6V 35540/2–4, ZFMK 64409, the same locality as holotype. 
CommentDistribution: Hemidactylus lavadeserticus is also expected in the basalt fields of northeastern Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia.

Distribution: see map in Pola et al. 2023: 4 (Fig. 1). 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 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
  • Moravec, Jiri & Böhme, Wolfgang 1997. A new subspecies of the Mediterranean gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus from the Syrian lava desert. (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Herpetozoa 10 (3-4): 121-128 - get paper here
  • MORAVEC, JIŘÍ; LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, ZUAIR S. AMR, DAVID JANDZIK, JIŘÍ ŠMÍD, & VÁCLAV GVOŽDÍK 2011. High genetic differentiation within the Hemidactylus turcicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in the Levant, with comments on the phylogeny and systematics of the genus. Zootaxa 2894: 21–38
  • Pola, Lukáš; Doubravka Velenská, Kseniia Marianna Prondzynska, Vojtěch Hejduk, Aleš Zíka, Tomáš Winkelhöfer, Mohammad A. Abu Baker, Zuhair S. Amr & Jiří Šmíd 2023. More geckos, fewer gaps: diversity and distribution of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Jordan. Systematics and Biodiversity, 21:1, 2237033, - get paper here
  • Rato, C.; S. Carranza, D.J. Harris 2011. When selection deceives phylogeographic interpretation: The case of the Mediterranean house gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 365–373 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2015. Bemerkungen über einige Geckos der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München. Gekkota, Suppl. (2): 3-54
  • 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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