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Urocotyledon inexpectata (STEJNEGER, 1893)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Seychelles Surprise Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus inexpectatus STEJNEGER 1893: 714
Diplodactylus inexpectatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 251
Phyllodactylus inexpectatus — WERMUTH 1965: 137
Urocotyledon inexpectata — KLUGE 1993
Urocotyledon inexpectata — RÖSLER 2000: 119 
DistributionSeychelles (Mahe, Praslin, Central Islands)

Type locality: Mahé Island, Seychelles.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 20433 
CommentType species: Diplodactylus inexpectatus STEJNEGER 1893: 714 is the type species of the genus Urocotyledon KLUGE 1983: 472. 
  • Gardner, A.S. 1985. An identification key to the geckos of the Seychelles, with brief notes on their distributions and habits. The Herpetological Journal 1 (1): 17-19. - get paper here
  • Kluge, A.G. 1983. Cladistic relationships among gekkonid lizards. Copeia 1983 (2): 465-475 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Stejneger, L. 1893. On some collections of reptiles and batrachians from East Africa and the adjacent islands, recently received from Dr. W. L. Abbott and Mr. William Astor Chanler, with descriptions of new species. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 16: 711-741 - get paper here
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