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Lygodactylus laterimaculatus PASTEUR, 1964

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Side-spotted dwarf gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus scheffleri laterimaculatus PASTEUR 1964: 39
Lygodactylus scheffleri lateripicturatus BRYGOO 1990 (nom. subst.)
Lygodactylus scheffleri laterimaculatus — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus lateripicturatus — PASTEUR 1995
Lygodactylus lateripicturatus — SPAWLS & ROTICH 1997
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) scheffleri laterimaculatus— RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus laterimaculatus — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus laterimaculatus — SCHÖNECKER 2013
Lygodactylus laterimaculatus — RÖLL et al. 2013
Lygodactylus laterimaculatus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 109 

Type locality: Mbuyuni, monts Teita au Kilimandjaro.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 18255, male 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types, Mr. Scheffler. 
  • Brygoo, E. R. 1990. Les types de Gekkonidés (Reptiles, Sauriens) du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Catalogue critique. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. 12 (ser. 4) A (3-4), suppl.: 19-141
  • Pasteur,G. 1964. Recherches sur l'évolution des lygodactyles, lézards Afro-Malagaches actuels. Trav. Inst. Scient. Chérif., Ser. Zool., No. 29: 1-132 [1965]
  • Röll, B. 2013. Tagaktive Zwerggeckos der Gattung Lygodactylus - Lebensweise - Haltung - Nachzucht. Natur und Tier Verlag, 118 pp. - get paper here
  • Röll, B. 2018. Tagaktive, kleine Geckos – die Gattung Lygodactylus. Reptilia 23 (132): 16-23
  • 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
  • Schönecker, Patrick 2013. Im Reich der kleinen Echsen. Zu Besuch in der Terrarienanlage von Katrin und Dietmar Mistler. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (4): 66-69 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. & Rotich, D. 1997. An annotated checklist of the lizards of Kenya. J. East African Nat. Hist. 86: 61-83
  • 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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