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Afroedura pongola JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesPongola Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura pongola JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 481
Afroedura pondolia 'Godlwayo' — JACOBSEN 1990
Afroedura pondolia 'Godlwayo' — JACOBSEN 1992
Afroedura pondolia 'Godlwayo' — JACOBSEN 1997
Afroedura sp. nov. “Pongola flat gecko” — BOURQUIN 2004 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Kwazulu-Natal)

Type locality: Godlwayo, 27°20' S, 31°25' E, Piet Retief District (2731AD), Kwazulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa  
TypesHolotype. TM 81210, adult male, collector R. E. Newbery, 24 May 1981.
Paratypes. TM 81211–81213, 81216 same data as holotype; TM 81208–81209, 81214, 81217–81218, same locality as holotype, collectors R. E. Newbery & W. Petersen, 19 November 1985; TM 81215, 81219–81220, Farm Zwartkloof 60HU, Piet Retief district (2731BC), collector R. E. Newbery, 21 May 1981. 
EtymologyThe name refers to the Pongola River, along part of which this species occurs. It is used as a noun in apposition. 
  • Bourquin, O. 2004. Reptiles (Reptilia) in KwaZulu-Natal: I - diversity and distribution. Durban Museum Novitates 29: 57-103
  • Jacobsen N H G. 1992. NEW LYGODACTYLUS TAXA (REPTILIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM THE TRANSVAAL. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 43 (4): 527- 542. - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1992. Flat Geckos Genus Afroedura in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (40): 22-25 - 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
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