Afroedura leoloensis JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Afroedura leoloensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Leolo Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Afroedura leoloensis JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 486|
Afroedura pondolia langi — VISSER 1984: 61 (part)
Afroedura langi 'Leolo' — JACOBSEN 1992
Afroedura langi 'Leolo' — JACOBSEN 1997
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Mpumalanga)|
Type locality: Farm Hendriksplaats 281KT, 24°38' S, 30°08' E, Lydenburg District, (2430CA) Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa
|Types||Holotype: TM 81113, adult male, collectors R. E. Newbery and W. Petersen, 15 November 1985.|
Paratypes. TM 81115, TM 81125, 81127, same data as for holotype; TM 81119, 81124, Farm Maandagshoek 254KT, Sekhukhuneland District, Limpopo Province (2430CA) collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 25 October 1980; TM 81112, 81116–81118, same locality as TM 81119, collector R.E.Newbery, 29 June 1982; TM 81126, Farm Kalkfontein 367KT, Lydenburg District, Mpumalanga Provicne (2430CC), collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 23 April 1981; TM 81114, 81121, 81123, 81128, same locality as TM 81126, collectors R. E. Newbery and W. Petersen, 16 November 1985; TM 81122, Kgoloko lokasie, Sekhukhuneland District, Limpopo Province (2429DB), collector R. E. Newbery, 27 October 1980; TM 81120, Farm De Grooteboom 373KT, Lydenburg District, Mpumalanga Province (2430CC), collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 23 October 1981.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small Afroedura (maximum SVL 40.5 mm) differing from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: two pairs of enlarged subdigital lamellae per digit; tail faintly verticillate and flattened near base, with four subcaudal rows and 6–7 supracaudal rows per verticil; dorsal scales smooth, 87–95 scale rows at midbody; internasal scales typically absent; 31–35 precloacal pores in males.|
|Comment||Habitat: Exclusively rupicolous, apparently limited to norite and granitic formations. Afroedura leoloensis sp. nov. lives in narrow crevices under exfoliating rock.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet refers to the Leolo hills in Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo Province, where it was first discovered.|