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Hemitheconyx taylori PARKER, 1930

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Taylor's Fat-tail Gecko
G; Ostafrikanischer Fettschwanzgecko, Taylors Fettschwanzgecko 
SynonymHemitheconyx taylori PARKER 1930
Hemitheconyx taylori — LOVERIDGE 1947: 25
Hemitheconyx taylori — WERMUTH 1965: 90
Hemitheconyx taylori — KLUGE 1993
Hemitheconyx taylori — RÖSLER 2000: 89
Hemitheconyx taylori — BOONE in SEUFER et al. 2005 
DistributionC Somalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Hegligab District (elevation 1500 feet), British Somaliland.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1930.5.9.1, male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (taylori): Snout bluntly rounded; temporal scales not larger than occipital; lower labials 6-8; at most 2-3 slightly enlarged postmentals, usually no definite chin shields; dorsal tubercles surrounded by raised granules; males with 23-28 preanal pores; range: British Somaliland and Somalia [from key in Loveridge 1947: 25]. 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor (1889-1978), American herpetologist who spent several years in the Philippines before returning to the University of Kansas. 
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  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhme, W. 1985. Zoogeographical patterns of the lizard fauna of the African subsaharan savanna belt, with preliminary description of a new chameleon. In: Schuchmann, Karl-L. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Vertebrates. Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolutionary Ecology. - Museum A. Koenig (Bonn), Vol. 4: 471-478.
  • Borrell, B. 2013. The spy who loved frogs. Nature 501: 150-153 - get paper here
  • DEFABIANI, N. & Y. MATHEY 2011. Haltung und Vermehrung des Ostafrikanischen Lidgeckos Hemitheconyx taylori PARKER, 1930. Sauria 33 (4): 3-15 - 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.
  • 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
  • Nunan, Jeff 1993. The other Hemitheconyx: Hemitheconyx taylori. Dactylus 2 (2): 81-82
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1930. Three new Reptiles from Somaliland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 6: 603-606 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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.
  • Seufer, H.; Y. Kaverkin & A. Kirschner (eds.) 2005. Die Lidgeckos. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, 238 pp.
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