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Hemidactylus puccionii CALABRESI, 1927

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Zanzibar Leaf-toed Gecko, Somali Plain Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus puccionii CALABRESI 1927: 23
Hemidactylus puccionii — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus puccionii — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Hemidactylus puccionii — RÖSLER 2000: 87
Hemidactylus puccionii — RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionSomalia

Type locality: Obbia to Durgale, Somalia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: nondesignated, not in MSNM (fide DE LISLE et al. 2013) 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 131. 
CommentDistribution: not in East Africa (i.e. Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi fide S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018) despite reports from Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar (Broadley and Howell 1991). 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Nello Puccioni (1881-1937), a physician, paleontologist, and naturalist in Florence who collected mainly ichthyological specimens (1924). 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Calabresi, E. 1927. Anfibi e rettili raccolti nella Somalia dai Prof f. G. Stefanini e N. Puccioni (Gennaio-Luglio 1924). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 66:14—60.
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Lisle, H.F. de; Nazarov, R.A.; Raw, L.R.G. & Grathwohl, J. 2013. Gekkota: a catalogue of recent species. [type catalogue] Privately published, 387 pp.
  • 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
  • Scortecci, G. 1930. Secondo contributo alla conoscenza dei rettili della Somalia Italiana. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milano, 69:127—152.
  • 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
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83
 
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