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Lygodactylus grandisonae PASTEUR, 1962

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Grandison’s Dward gecko, Kenya Dwarf Gecko, Bunty’s Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus grandisonae PASTEUR 1962
Lygodactylus grandisonae — WERMUTH 1965: 104
Lygodactylus grandisonae — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) grandisonae — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus grandisoni [sic] — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Lygodactylus grandisonae — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 324
Lygodactylus grandisonae —RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus grandisonae — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 104 
DistributionKenya, Ethiopia

Type locality: Murri, Northern Front Division, elevation 900m, Kenya.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1952.1.8.10 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyApparently named after Miss Alice Grandison, Keeper of Reptiles and Amphibians, Department of Zoology, British Museum. 
  • 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.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1962. Notes préliminaires sur les lygodactyles (gekkonidés). II. Diagnose de quelques Lygodactylus d’Afrique. Bulletin l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, 24 :606—614.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stephen Spawls; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
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