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Lygodactylus inexpectatus PASTEUR, 1965

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dar-es-Salaam Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus inexpectatus PASTEUR 1965
Lygodactylus inexpectatus — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus inexpectatus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 9
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) inexpectatus — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus inexpectatus — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus inexpectatus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 107 

Type locality: Dar Es Salam, Tanzania, ca. -6.8°, 39.2833333° (WGS84).  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-67121 
CommentAbundance: Known only from the holotype (BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991).

Priority: PASTEUR’s paper was published only in 1965 although the journal was labeled “1964”.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • 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. 1965. Notes préliminaires sur les lygodactyles (gekkonidés). IV. Diagnoses de quelques formes africaines et malgaches. Bulletin du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 36: 311-314 [1964]
  • 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.; 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
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