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Afroedura granitica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGranite Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura granitica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 483
Afroedura langi 'Lillie' — JACOBSEN 1992
Afroedura langi 'Lillie' — JACOBSEN 1997 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Limpopo)

Type locality: Farm Lillie 148KT, 24°04' S, 30°51' E, Letaba district (2430BB), Northern Province  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: TM 81187, adult male, collector R. E. Newbery, 11 November 1985.
Paratypes. TM 81239-81240, 81243–81247, same data as for holotype; TM 81241–81242, same locality as for holotype, collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 17 May 1980. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet refers to the decomposing granite hills to which this gecko appears restricted. 
References
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1992. Flat Geckos Genus Afroedura in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (40): 22-25 - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1997. Family Gekkonidae, Genus Afroedura. In: Van Wyk, J.H. (Ed.), Proceedings of the FitzSimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress and Third H.A.A. Symposium on African Herpetology, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Afric Herpetological Association of Africa, Stellenbosch, pp. 34–39.
  • JACOBSEN, NIELS H. G.; ARIANNA L. KUHN, TODD R. JACKMAN & AARON M. BAUER 2014. A phylogenetic analysis of the southern African gecko genus Afroedura Loveridge (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of nine new species from Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. Zootaxa 3846 (4): 451–501 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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