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Hemidactylus ophiolepis BOULENGER, 1903

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Snakescale Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus ophiolepis BOULENGER 1903
Teratolepis ophiolepis — PARKER 1942: 35
Hemidactylus ophiolepis — WERMUTH 1965: 82
Hemidactylus ophiolepis — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus ophiolepis — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus ophiolepis — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 304 
DistributionEthiopia, N Somalia

Type locality: Amibarra, Hawash River, Amhara, Abessinia.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1902.12.13.2/1946.8.25.40 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 105. 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for Somalia by LANZA 1990. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1903. Descriptions of two new lizards discovered by Mr. E. Degen in (sic) his journey to Abyssinia. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 11:54-55 - 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 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - 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
  • 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
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