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Pristurus longipes PETERS, 1871

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Peters’ Rock Gecko 
SynonymPristurus longipes PETERS 1871: 566
Pristurus longipes — BAUER et al. 1995
Pristurus longipes — RÖSLER et al. 2008 

Type locality: “Kursi bei Aden” [Yemen]  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 7273A ; designated by BAUER & GÜNTHER 1991; paralectotype (former syntype): MSNG 9403 
CommentSynonymy: Pristurus longipes PETERS 1871 has been treated as synonym of Pristurus crucifer, e.g. by LOVERIDGE 1947 and WERMUTH 1965. According to Schätti and Desvoignes (1999), the taxonomic status of P. longipes (Peters, 1871) is not yet clear. The original description compared it only with P. flavipunctatus, and Boulenger (1885) synonymized it with P. crucifer (see also Parker, 1932; Loveridge, 1947). Bauer and Günther (1991) resurrected P. longipes as a full species. It differs from P. schneideri by its larger size and also by its colour pattern which is also typical for P. crucifer: a light vertebral stripe with lateral processes that branch off alternately. 
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1932. Two collections af amphibians and reptiles from British Somaliland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1932: 335-367
  • Peters, W. 1871. Uber neue Reptilien aus Ostafrika und Sarawak (Borneo), vorzüglich aus der Sammlung des Hrn. Marquis J. Doria zu Genua. Mber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin [1871]: 566-581 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H.; Köhler, J. & Böhme, W. 2008. A new species of the diurnal gekkonid genus Pristurus Rüppell, 1835 from the Red Sea island Hanish al-Kabir, Yemen. Amphibia-Reptilia 29: 217-227 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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