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Tropiocolotes bisharicus BAHA EL DIN, 2001

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesG: Bishari-Zwerggecko 
SynonymTropiocolotes bisharicus BAHA EL DIN 2001: 48
Tropiocolotes bisharicus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionSE Egypt, proabably Sudan

Type locality: Wadi El Rada, Gebel Hamata, Egypt (24° 15’ N, 35° 14’ E).  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 257863, adult female 
CommentCan be confused with T. somalicus. 
EtymologyNamed after the Bishari tribesmen, who live in SE Egypt and NE Sudan, in the same region as this species. 
  • Baha El Din, S. M. 2001. A synopsis of African and South Arabian geckos of the genus Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with a description of a new species from Egypt. Zoology in the Middle East 22: 45-56 - get paper here
  • Milto, Konstantin D.; Samy A. Saber, Abdullah M. Nagy, Roman A. Nazarov, Daniel A. Melnikov, Natalia B. Ananjeva 2019. First Report on the Reptile Diversity of Wadi El Gemal National Park, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Russ. J. Herpetol. 26 (3): 175-184 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 2004. Zwerggeckos (Tropiocolotes PETERS 1880) aus Nordafrika - Lebensräume, Verhalten, Pflege und Nachzucht. Draco 5 (18): 52-58 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
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