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Lygodactylus manni LOVERIDGE, 1928

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mann's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus manni LOVERIDGE 1928
Lygodactylus picturatus ukerewensis LOVERIDGE 1935: 199
Lygodactylus picturatus ukerewensis — MERTENS 1938
Lygodactylus manni — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus manni — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 9
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) manni — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus manni — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus manni — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 110 
DistributionSW Kenya, N Tanzania (Viktoria Lake/Ukerewe)

Type locality: Saranda, Ugogo, Tanzania.

ukerewensis: Tanzania; Type locality: Ukerewe Island, Lake Victoria, Tanzania;  
TypesHolotype: USNM 72760
Holotype: MCZ 30542, paratypes: MCZ, DNMNH (= TM) [ukerewensis] 
EtymologyNamed after William Montana Mann (1886-1960) ran away from home to join a circus. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Cimatti, E. 2005. Scaly encounters in Kenya. Reptilia (GB) (42): 65-69 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1928. Description of a new species of gecko from Tanganyika Territory, Africa. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 72:1-2. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1935. New geckos of the genus Lygodactylus from Somaliland, Sudan, Kenya, and Tanganyika. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 48:195-200. - 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]
  • 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
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