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Colopus kochii (FITZSIMONS, 1959)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: CapeCross Thick-toed Gecko, Koch’s gecko
G: Kochs Dickfingergecko. 
SynonymPachydactylus kochii FITZSIMONS 1959: 405
Pachydactylus kochii — WERMUTH 1965: 119
Pachydactylus kochii — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus kochii — RÖSLER 1995: 136
Colopus kochii — BAUER & LAMB 2005
Colopus kochii — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (S Namaqualand), Namibia

Type locality: Sextoo, vicinity of Cape Cross, Namib, SW Africa.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM. 23952, adult male, allotype an adult female(TM. 23951) and paratype a subadult male (TM. 23953), and collected in August 1954, by Dr C. Koch. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the collector, Dr. C. Koch. 
References
  • Barts, M. 2004. Pachydactylus kochii FITZSIMONS 1959 - Kochs Dickfingergecko. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (45): 51-54 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. & Lamb, T. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of southern African geckos in the Pachydactylus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae). African Journal of Herpetology 54 (2): 105-129 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boone, Jon 2010. Field notes and reproduction in the genus Colopus. Gekko 6 (1): 43-55
  • FitzSimons, V. 1959. Some new reptiles from southern Africa and southern Angola. Annals Transvaal Mus. 23:405-409 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
 
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