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Afroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRondavels Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 482 
DistributionRepublic 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 Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. TM 81238, adult male, collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 18 December 1991.
Paratype. TM 81237, same data as for holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • 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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