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Afroedura major ONDERSTALL, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMajor Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura pondolia major ONDERSTALL 1984: 500
Afroedura major — BRANCH 1998: 234
Afroedura major — RÖSLER 2000: 57
Afroedura major — ALEXANDER & MARAIS 2007
Afroedura major — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Swaziland)

Type locality: Black Umbeluzi Falls (26°16’ S 31°09’ E), ±1100 m elevation, Hhohho District, Swaziland. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: TM 41498, adult male, collected by D. Onderstall, 29 December 1971. 
CommentDistribution: further localities in  MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013. 
References
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Barts, M.; Hulbert, F. & Haacke, W.D. 2005. Beobachtungen zur Eignung abgestorbener Aloe marlothii als Unterschlupf für Echsen im nordöstlichen Südafrika. Sauria 27 (1): 15-17 - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • FitzSimons, V. F. 1930. Descriptions of new South African Reptilia and Batrachia, with distribution records of allied species in the Transvaal Museum collection. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 14: 20-48. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Jacobson, N. H. G. 1992. Flat geckos (genus Afroedura) in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 40: 22-25 - get paper here
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
  • Onderstall, D. 1984. Descriptions of two new subspecies of Afroedura pondolia (Hewitt) and a discussion of species groups within the genus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 33: 497-509 - get paper here
  • Power, J.H. 1935. A contribution to the herpetology of Pondoland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1935: 333-346
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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