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Tropiocolotes nubicus BAHA EL DIN, 1999

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymTropiocolotes nubicus BAHA EL DIN 1999: 18
Tropiocolotes nubicus — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Tropiocolotes nubicus — MACHADO et al. 2020 
DistributionEgypt (along the Nile valley), N Sudan (Jumhūriyyat)

Type locality: Abu Simbel, Egypt (22° 22’ N, 31° 38’ E)  
TypesType: FMNH 256865, adult male 
CommentCan be confused with T. steudneri which occurs sympatrically.

Distribution: See map in Machado et al. 2020 (Fig. 1). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality, in the region of Nubia. 
  • Baha EL DIN, S. M. 1999. A new species of Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Egypt. Zoology in the Middle East 19: 17-26. - get paper here
  • Machado, Luís, Daniele Salvi, D James Harris, José C Brito, Pierre-André Crochet, Philippe Geniez, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, and Salvador Carranza. 2020. Systematics, Biogeography and Evolution of the Saharo-Arabian Naked-Toed Geckos Genus Tropiocolotes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 155: 106969 [print 2021] - 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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