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Lygodactylus scorteccii PASTEUR, 1959

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Scortecci's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus picturatus scorteccii PASTEUR 1959
Lygodactylus picturatus scorteccii — GANS et al. 1965
Lygodactylus picturatus scorteccii — WERMUTH 1965: 107
Lygodactylus picturatus scorteccii — GANS & LAURENT 1965
Lygodactylus scorteccii — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) scorteccii — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus scorteccii — RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionNW Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia

Type locality: Somalia  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1902.0337, male 
CommentStatus uncertain (Spawls et al. 2002) 
Etymologynamed after Prof. Giuseppe Scortecci, 1898-1973, Italian herpetologist. See Tortonese 1974 for an obituary. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gans, C.; LAURENT, R.F. & PANDIT, H. 1965. Notes on a herpetological collection from the Somali Republic. Ann. Mus. Roy. Afr. Centr., Sér. 8vo, Tervuren, (80) Zool., (134): 1-93
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1959. Diagnose de Lygodactylus picturatus scorteccii subsp. nov. (gekkonidés). Societe des Sciences Naturelles et Physiques du Maroc 59 (7):105-106.
  • 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
  • Tortonese, E. 1974. Prof. Giuseppe Scortecci 1898-1973. Copeia 1974 (1): 294 - get paper here
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