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Lygodactylus fischeri BOULENGER, 1890

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Fischer's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus fischeri BOULENGER 1890
Lygodactylus fischeri — LOVERIDGE 1947
Lygodactylus fischeri — WERMUTH 1965: 103
Lygodactylus aff. fischeri — LAURENT 1982
Lygodactylus fischeri — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) fischeri — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus fischeri — RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionNigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone ?, Congo (Brazzaville) ?

Type locality: Sierra Leone  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.22.45 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 206. 
CommentDistribution: Reported from Congo by Welch (1994) but not by Broadley (1998). 
EtymologyNamed after Johann Gustav Fischer (1819-1889), German herpetologist working in Hamburg. 
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  • 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
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Laurent R F 1982. Deux lezards interessants de la cuvette centrale zairoise. REVUE DE ZOOLOGIE AFRICAINE 96(2) 1982: 439-444
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Maderson, P.F.A. 1968. The Epidermal glands of Lygodactylus (Gekkonidae, Lacertilia). Breviora (288): 1-35 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande Weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Röll, B. 2004. Tagaktive Zwerggeckos aus Afrika und Madagaskar: die Gattung Lygodactylus. Draco 5 (18): 18-27 - get paper here
  • Röll, Beate 2002. Delightful Dwarfs: Diurnal Geckos of the Genus Lygodactylus. Gekko 3 (2): 21-33
  • Röll, Beate; Heike Pröhl, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann 2010. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 327-335 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Scott Jr., N.J. 1982. The herpetofauna of forest litter plots from Cameroon, Africa. In: Scott, N.J. (ed.) Herpetological communities [an SSAR symposium]. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildl. Res. Rep. 13: 145-150
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
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