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Tarentola neglecta STRAUCH, 1887

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesTarentola neglecta geyri JOGER 1984
Tarentola neglecta lanzai BSHAENA & JOGER 2013
Tarentola neglecta neglecta STRAUCH 1895 
Common NamesE: Algerian Wall Gecko 
SynonymTarentola neglecta STRAUCH 1887
Tarentola angusticeps STRAUCH 1887 (fide BOULENGER 1887)
Tarentola neglecta — LOVERIDGE 1947: 311
Tarentola neglecta — WERMUTH 1965: 181
Tarentola (Saharogecko) neglecta — JOGER 1984
Tarentola neglecta — KLUGE 1993
Tarentola (Saharogecko) neglecta — RÖSLER 1995: 157
Tarentola neglecta — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 277
Tarentola (Saharogecko) neglecta — RÖSLER 2000: 117

Tarentola neglecta geyri JOGER 1984
Tarentola neglecta geyri — TRAPE, CHIRIO & TRAPE 2012

Tarentola neglecta lanzai BSHAENA & JOGER 2013
Tarentola neglecta lanzai — BAUER et al. 2017 
DistributionAlgeria, NW Libya, S Tunisia, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat)

geyri: S Algeria;

lanzai: C Libya; Type locality: Mandria Oasis (Libyan Sahara desert, N 26°45′ 40.73′′, E 13°25′ 37.64′′, 538 m elevation), at ruins of an abandoned building.

Type locality: “Batna, Algeria” (i.e. probably southern Algeria, fide LOVERIDGE 1947).  
TypesHolotype: unlocated
Holotype: ZFMK 2134, paratypes: ZFMK, BMNH, HLMDRA-1679 (formerly ZFMK 2133) [geyri]
Holotype: NHM-BS (also as SNHM-BS, Braunschweig) N 44084, an adult female, collected by Ismail M. Bshaena in October 2008 [lanzai] 
CommentSubspecies: Tarentola neglecta Strauch, 1895, is characterized by partially reduced digital lamellae, a more slender shape of head and body and lower scale counts than other Tarentola species (Joger, 1984).

Distribution: reports from Chad are misidentified T. ephippiata (BSHAENA & JOGER 2013). 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Note on Tarentola americana. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6)12: 204 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1891. Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Fernand Lataste. Tr. Zool. Soc. 13: 93-164
  • Bshaena, Ismail; Ulrich Joger 2013. A new gecko from Libya: Tarentola neglecta lanzai n. ssp. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 353–362 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1984. Taxonomische Revision der Gattung Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 35 (1-3): 129-174 - 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
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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