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Taxonomy of the family Gekkonidae
Bibliography of the genus Ebenavia
Biodiversity of the family Gekkonidae








Genus
Ebenavia

Madagascan Clawless Geckos

Madagassischer Krallenloser Geckos

Madagaskiske KlolÝse Gekkoer

1878 Ebenavia Boettger (type species: Ebenavia inunguis Boettger 1878)
Contents: 6 species, of which 5 (83.3%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Presence in Mayotte and Pemba (Tanzania) (of safari) is regarded as natural colonisations, whereas the Mauritian population (of boettgeri) is regarded as introduced (Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw 2018). Crenadactylus horni was previously included in Ebenavia (e.g., Wermuth 1965).
Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro, Moheli), Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be), Mayotte.

Ebenavia boettgeri

West Madagascan Clawless Gecko

Westmadagassischer Krallenloser Gecko

Vestmadagaskisk KlolÝs Gekko

1885 Ebenavia boettgeri Boulenger

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of inunguis (e.g., Wermuth 1965). Revalidated as a separate species by Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw (2018).
Introduced to: Mauritius.
Distribution: Madagascar.





Ebenavia inunguis

Nosy Be Clawless Gecko

Krallenloser Nosy-Be-Gecko

KlolÝs Nosy Be-gekko

1878 Ebenavia inunguis Boettger

Remarks: Previously included boettgeri and the populations now assigned to robusta, safari, and tuelinae (Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw 2018). A single record from Aride (Seychelles) (Warman & Todd 1977) was based on misidentified Urocotyledon inexpectata (Nussbaum & Raxworthy 1998b).
Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Ebenavia maintimainty

Toliara Clawless Gecko

Krallenloser Toliara-Gecko

KlolÝs Toliara-gekko

1998 Ebenavia maintimainty Nussbaum & Raxworthy

Distribution: Madagascar.


Ebenavia robusta

Greater Clawless Gecko

GroŖer Krallenloser Gecko

Stor KlolÝs Gekko

2018 Ebenavia robusta Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw

Distribution: Madagascar.





Ebenavia safari

Pemba Clawless Gecko

Krallenloser Pemba-Gecko

KlolÝs Pemba-gekko

2018 Ebenavia safari Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw

Distribution: Madagascar, Mayotte, Tanzania (Pemba).





Ebenavia tuelinae

Comoro Islands Clawless Gecko

Krallenloser Komoren-Gecko

Comorisk KlolÝs Gekko

2018 Ebenavia tuelinae Hawlitschek, Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Crottini & Glaw

Distribution: Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comoro, Moheli).