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Hemidactylus tanganicus LOVERIDGE, 1929

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tanzania Leaf-toed Gecko, Tanzanian Diamond Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus tanganicus LOVERIDGE 1929
Hemidactylus tanganicus — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus tanganicus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 11
Hemidactylus tanganicus — RÖSLER 2000: 88
Hemidactylus tanganicus — RÖSLER 2015
Hemidactylus tanganicus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 97 
DistributionTanzania (Morogoro Distr./Kisaki)

Type locality: Dutumi, near Kisaki, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 18253, syntype also reported as USNM but not in their type catalog. 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 156. 
CommentAbundance: Known only from the holotype (BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991) 
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • DIZIER, Herve SAINT 2012. Captive Care and Breeding of the Tanzanian Diamond Gecko, Hemidactylus tanganicus (Loveridge 1929). Gekko 6 (2): 26-28
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1929. East African reptiles and amphibians in the United States National Museum. Bull. US Natl. Mus. (151): 1-135 - 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
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Zwanzig, Bernd-Michael & Wolfgang Grossmann 2013. Halbfingergeckos: Hemidactylus. Die verkannte Gattung. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (2): 14-27 - get paper here
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