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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesTarentola fascicularis fascicularis (DAUDIN 1802)
Tarentola fascicularis wolfgangi JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010 
Common NamesE: Wolfgang’s Wall Gecko, Moorish Gecko
G: Wolfgang (Böhme’s) Mauergecko 
SynonymGecko fascicularis DAUDIN 1802
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — JOGER 1984
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Tarentola fascicularis — JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010
Tarentola mauritanica fascicularis — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012
Tarentola fascicularis — SARRA et al. 2013
Gecko fascicularis — BÖHME 2014: 133

Tarentola fascicularis wolfgangi JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010
Tarentola fascicularis wolfgangi — BÖHME 2014: 134 
DistributionC Tunisia, Libya, Egypt

Type locality: Ain Teyanah, 20 km south of Benghazi, Libya.

wolfgangi: C Tunisia; Type locality: Bou Hedma National Park, Tunisia (34.24’N, 9.23’E).  
TypesNeotype: ZFMK 35631, designated by JOGER 1984 (fascicularis)
Holotype: NHM-BS (also as SNHMB) N 41980 (State Natural History Museum Braunschweig, also as SNHM-BS), male, collected 19 August 1998 by Ulrich Joger; paratypes: ZFMK, SNHM-BS, HLMD [wolfgangi] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis [wolfgangi]: A small subspecies of T. fascicularis; maximum recorded body+head length in males 72.3 mm, in females 57.5 mm (up to more than 100 mm in male T. deserti, 81 mm in female T. deserti; in eastern Libyan T. fascicularis, 97 mm can be attained in males of the Ras Lanuf population, yet only 79 mm in T. fascicularis ssp. from northwestern Libya).
Tail length usually clearly longer than body+head (index body+head/tail 0.77-1.00; mean 0.84, as opposed to 0.98 in T. deserti, 0.96 in T. f. fascicularis, and 0.96 in T. m. mauritanica). Snout (ear openings to mental) significantly longer than in T. fascicularis and T. deserti subspecies from Eastern Libya (about 90% of head length as opposed to 60–70%).
Dorsal tubercles in 11–14 (most often 12) longitudinal rows, most often simply keeled (multiply keeled in T. f. fascicularis). 19–46 gular scales (45–59 gular scales in T. d. deserti). Different from all other Tunisian or Libyan Tarentola (except T. neglecta group) by lower number of ventral scales (34.3 +/- 2.7) and lower number of lamellae underneath 1st and 4th toes (1st 10.3 +/- 0.8, 4th 15.3 +/- 1.0). 15–22 scale rows or lamellae underneath 5th toes (16-21 in T. f. fascicularis, 21–25 in T. deserti). Different from Tunisian T. mauritanica by lower number of interorbital scales (13.7 +/- 1.0 versus 14.9 +/- 1.2); from Libyan T. mauritanica by lower number of sublabials (7.9 +/- 0.7 versus 8.7 +/- 0.7); from western Libyan subspecies of T. fascicularis by lower number of interorbital scales (13.7 +/- 1.0 versus 14.9 +/- 0.7). Rostral usually separated from nostril by small scales (in T. f. fascicularis rostral usually in contact with nostril).
Dorsal colour in life similar to T. deserti: rosy or yellowish, with yellowish iris (grey in T. m. mauritanica). Five dark transverse bands across back, often reduced to paired spots (JOGER & BSHAENIA 2010). 
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