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Saurodactylus fasciatus WERNER, 1931

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Higher TaxaSphaerodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Banded Lizard-fingered Gecko
G: (Gebänderter) Echsenfingergecko 
SynonymSaurodactylus fasciatus WERNER 1931: 276
Saurodactylus fasciatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 62
Saurodactylus fasciatus — WERMUTH 1965: 161
Saurodactylus fasciatus — KLUGE 1993
Saurodactylus fasciatus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 253 
DistributionN/W Morocco (up to 1000 m elevation)

Type locality: Djebel Zalagh, Fes, Fränzosisch-Marocco.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-29935 
CommentPhylogenetics: Using c-mos as a sequence marker, Saurodactylus is paraphyletic, with S. mauritanicus and S. brosseti sister taxa to Teratoscincus przewalskii rather than Saurodactylus fasciatus (RATO & HARRIS 2008).

Synonymy: SCHLEICH et al. 1996 includes Saurodactylus mauritanicus WERNER 1929 in the synonymy of S. fasciatus. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin fascia = band, for the dorsal cross-bands in this species. 
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden, Salvador Carranza, Francisco Ceacero, Enrique García-Muñoz, Duarte Gonçalves, Sérgio Henriques, Fátima Jorge, Jonathan C. Marshall, Luis Pedrajas and Pedro Sousa 2011. New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region. Herpetological Bulletin (116): 4 - get paper here
  • Bons, J., and G. Pasteur. 1957. Nouvelles remarques sur les saurodactyles, avec description de Saurodactylus mauritanicus brosseti n. subsp. Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Naturelles et Physiques du Maroc, 37:175-195
  • Hediger, H. 1935. Herpetologische Beobachtungen in Marokko. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 46: 1-49
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Rato C, Sreelatha LB, Mateo JA, Carretero MA 2022. Alien but not that one: a molecular reassessment of the Alborán Island’s Saurodactylus Fitzinger, 1846 gecko. BioInvasions Records 11 - get paper here
  • Rato, Catarina & David James Harris 2008. Genetic variation within Saurodactylus and its phylogenetic relationships within the Gekkonoidea estimated from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 29 (1): 25-34 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1931. Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Marokko. III. Unternommen 1930 mit Unterstützung der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien von Franz Werner und Richard Ebner. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Mathem.-Naturw., Sect. 1, 140: 272-318 - get paper here
  • Wilms, T. 2009. Marokko - Schatzkammer in Nordwesten Afrikas. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (75): 16-23 - get paper here
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