Afroedura waterbergensis JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Afroedura waterbergensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Waterberg Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Afroedura waterbergensis JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 488|
Afroedura langi 'Waterberg' — JACOBSEN 1990
Afroedura langi 'Waterberg' — JACOBSEN 1992
Afroedura langi 'Waterberg' — JACOBSEN 1997
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Limpopo)|
Type locality: Farm Waterval 601LQ, 23°53' S, 27°39' E, Waterberg District (2327DC), Limpopo Province.
|Types||Holotype: DNMNH (= TM) 81266, adult female, collectors N. H. G. Jacobsen & R. E. Newbery, 20 January 1987. Paratypes. DNMNH (= TM) 81267, 81269, 81273, Farm Fancy 556LQ, Waterberg District, Limpopo Province (2327DC), collectors N. H. G. Jacobsen & R. E. Newbery, 22 January 1987. DNMNH (= TM) 81268, 81270, Farm Fourieskloof 557LQ, Waterberg District, Limpopo Province (2327DC), collector R. E. Newbery, 26 September 1979; DNMNH (= TM) 81271–81272, same data as for holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A small Afroedura (maximum SVL 46 mm) differing from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: two pairs of enlarged subdigital lamellae per digit; tail moderately verticillate (semi- verticillate) and flattened near base, with four subcaudal rows and 7 supracaudal rows per verticil; dorsal scales smooth, 92–99 scale rows at midbody; internasal scales absent; 4–7 precloacal pores in males.|
Afroedura waterbergensis is a member of the A. langi complex and may be easily distinguished from all other members of this clade on the basis of its low number of precloacal pores (see Table 4).
|Comment||Habitat: rupicolous gecko found in crevices between rocks on rocky outcrops and cliff faces of Waterberg sandstone. It inhabits both vertical and horizontal dry crevices|
|Etymology||The specific epithet refers to the Waterberg massif, Limpopo Province, to which the species is endemic.|