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Hemidactylus tasmani HEWITT, 1932

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tasmanian Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus tasmani HEWITT 1932
Hemidactylus tasmani — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus tasmani — RÖSLER 2000: 88
Hemidactylus tasmani — RÖSLER 2015 

Type locality: Driefontein near Gwelo, South Rhodesia.  
TypesHolotype: PEM 16078 
CommentSynonymy: WERMUTH 1965: 80 listed this species as a synonym of Hemidactylus mabouia, citing LOVERIDGE 1947: 170.

Types: not in South Africa fide SAMA catalog (Anonymous 1958). 
EtymologyNamed after Father Kenneth Robert Tasman (1890-1968), a Jesuit priest and missionary at Macheke, Mashonaland, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1932. Some new species and subspecies of South African batrachians and lizards. Ann. Natal Mus. (Pietermaritzburg) 7 (1): 105-128
  • 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
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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