Afroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Afroedura rondavelica?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Rondavels Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Afroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 482|
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Mpumalanga)|
Type locality: Blyde River Nature Reserve, 24°34' S, 30°50' E, Pilgrim’s Rest District (2430DB), Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa
|Types||Holotype: TM 81238, adult male, collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 18 December 1991.|
Paratype. TM 81237, same data as for holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A mid-sized Afroedura (to 55 mm SVL) differing from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: two pairs of enlarged subdigital lamellae per digit; tail cylindrical, weakly verticillate, with four subcaudal rows and seven supracaudal rows per verticil; dorsal scales smooth, 99–100 scale rows at midbody; a single internasal scale separating the nasorostrals; 7–9 precloacal pores in males.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The name refers to the ‘Three Rondavels,’ prominent mountain peaks in the Blyde River Nature Reserve with the appearance of round thatch roofed huts (= rondavels). The specimens were collected on cliff faces of one of these.|