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Homopholis fasciata (BOULENGER, 1890)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Striped Velvet Gecko, Banded Velvet Gecko 
SynonymPlatypholis fasciata BOULENGER 1890
Homopholis erlangeri STEINDACHNER 1906
Platypholis fasciata — SCORTECCI 1929: 253
Platypholis fasciata fasciata — MERTENS 1938
Platypholis fasciata erlangeri — PARKER 1942: 40
Homopholis fasciata erlangeri — LOVERIDGE 1947: 301
Homopholis fasciata fasciata — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Platypholis fasciata — KLUGE 1993
Homopholis fasciata — KLUGE & NUSSBAUM 1995
Homopholis fasciata — RÖSLER 2000: 89
Homopholis fasciata — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 321
Homopholis fasciata — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 121 
DistributionEthiopia (Juba River), Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Type locality: Mombasa, Kenya  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.26.6
Syntypes: NMW (= NHMW) 23307.1–2, Juba River [erlangeri] 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 302. 
CommentHabitat: Known from savanna biome habitats where it typically occupies holes and crevices in large trees from sea level to at least 1300 m asl. 
  • Barts, M. 2005. Homopholis fasciata (BOULENGER). Sauria (Suppl.) 27 (3): 649-652 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. 2006. Der Gebänderte Samtgecko und Wahlbergs Gecko, Homopholis fasciata und H. wahlbergi. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1890. First report on additions to the lizard collection in the British Museum (Natural History). Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1890: 77—86 - 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
  • Broadley, Donald G.; Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. A review of the genus Homopholis Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 63 (2): 109-126; DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2014.930071 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Gramentz, Dieter 2009. On the Bioacoustic Behavior of Male Homopholis fasciata. Russ. J. Herpetol. 16 (2): 88-94 - get paper here
  • Kluge,A.G. & Nussbaum,R.A. 1995. A review of African-Madagascan gekkonid lizard phylogeny and biogeography (Squamata). Misc. Pub. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 183: 1-20 - 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. 1920. Notes on East African lizards collected 1915-1919, with description of a new genus and species of skink and new subspecies of gecko. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1920: 131-167 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1938. Über eine herpetologische Sammlung aus dem Gebiete des Njarasa-Grabens Ost-Afrikas. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Übersee-Museum in Bremen 2 (1): 1-9 [no page numbers]
  • Parker, H. W. 1942. The lizards of British Somaliland. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 91: 1—101 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Primo contributo alla conoscenza dei Rettili e degli Anfibi della Somalia italiana. Atti Soc. ital. Sci. nat. 68: 245-279
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83
  • 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
  • Steindachner, F. 1906. Über Homopholis Erlangeri (n. Sp.) aus Abessinien, Alestes Sadleri Blgr. [Männchen und Weibchen] aus dem Victoria-Nyansa und Varicorhinus Tornieri (n. Sp.) aus Deutsch-Kamerun. Annalen des Kaiserlich-Königlichen Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums Wien, 21:149-155 - get paper here
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