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Hemidactylus matschiei (TORNIER, 1901)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Togo Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymBunocnemis matschiei TORNIER 1901: 71
Hemidactylus matschiei — LOVERIDGE 1947: 109
Hemidactylus matschiei — WERMUTH 1965: 80
Hemidactylus matschiei — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus matschiei — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus matschiei — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012 
DistributionTogo, Nigeria (Gold Coast)

Type locality: Adele, bei Bismarckburg, Togo.  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 16605 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 109. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Paul Matschie (1861-1926), a zoologist who was a pioneer in mammalian taxonomy. 
  • BAUER,A.M.; S. TCHIBOZO, O.S.G. PAUWELS & G. LENGLET 2006. A review of the gekkotan lizards of Bénin, with the description of a new species of Hemidactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 1242: 1-20 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • 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
  • Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoude; Jean-François Trape, Komlan M. Afiademanyo, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Annemarie Ohler, Alain Dubois, Patrick David, Danny Meirte, Isabelle Adolé Glitho, Fabio Petrozzi, and Luca Luiselli 2015. Checklist of the lizards of Togo (West Africa), with comments on systematics, distribution, ecology, and conservation. Zoosystema 37 (2): 381-402 - get paper here
  • Tornier,G. 1901. Die Crocodile, Schildkröten und Eidechsen in Togo. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 1901, Beiheft: 65-88 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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