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Tarentola boehmei JOGER, 1984

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Morocco Wall Gecko
G: Oued-Draa Gecko 
SynonymTarentola (Tarentola) boehmei JOGER 1984
Tarentola boehmei — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola boehmei — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 268
Tarentola (Tarentola) boehmei — RÖSLER 2000: 116 
DistributionSW Morocco (Draa Valley), N Western Sahara, Mauritania ?  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 26133, paratypes in ZFMK, MNHN, CNHM = FMNH and USNM, ZMB 79565 (formerly ZFMK 26128) 
CommentCeacero et al. (2010) pointed out difficulties of separating T. boehmei and T. m. pallida in the field based on morphology or colouration and some of the suggested diagnostic characters including subdigital lamellae of the 5th toe on the hind foot, the shape of dorsal tubercles, regenerated tail colour and translucent/opaque appearance of the skin appear to overlap between these two species (Geniez et al., 1999; Geniez et al., 2004, Kane et al. 2019). 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfgang Böhme, German herpetologist. 
  • Ceacero, Francisco Enrique García-Muñoz, Luis Pedrajas, Ana Perera, Miguel A. Carretero 2010. Tarentola and other gekkonid records from Djebel Ouarkziz (SW Morocco). Acta Herpetologica 5 (1): 13-17 - get paper here
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Hulbert, F. 1995. Tarentola boehmei JOGER, 1984. Sauria 17 Suppl.: 341–344 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1984. Taxonomische Revision der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 35 (1-3): 129-174 - get paper here
  • Kane, Daniel; Steve Goodwin, Gerrit Jan Verspui, Anniek Tump, Gabriel Martínez del Mármol Marín 2019. Reptile diversity of southern Morocco: range extensions and the role of the Djebel Ouarkziz as a biogeographical barrier. Herpetology Notes 12: 787-793 - 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
  • Rato, C., Carranza, S., Harris, D.J., 2012. Evolutionary history of the genus Tarentola (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) from the Mediterranean Basin, estimated using multilocus sequence data. BMC Evol. Biol. 12 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Vogler, S. 2020. Tafraout revisited - nach 25 Jahren wieder auf Geckosuche im Anti-Atlas. Elaphe 2020 (3): 26-33
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