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Hemidactylus ophiolepoides LANZA, 1978

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Lanza's Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus ophiolepoides LANZA 1978
Hemidactylus ophiolepoides — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus ophiolepoides — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus ophiolepoides — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 305 
DistributionN Somalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Haud region at 08°34’N 45°15’E, 2900 feet elevation, Ethiopia-Somali border.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1937.12.5.324, adult male 
EtymologyFrom ophiolepis, a species of the genus Hemidactylus, and the Latin adjective suffix oïdes = having the appearance of. 
  • Lanza B 1978. A new Somali Hemidactylus (Reptilia Gekkonidae). Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 11(5) 1978: 111-117 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - 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.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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