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Cryptactites peringueyi (BOULENGER, 1910)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Salt Marsh Gecko, Peringuey’s Coastal Leaf-Toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus peringueyi BOULENGER 1910: 493
Phyllodactylus peringueyi — LOVERIDGE 1947: 240
Phyllodactylus peringueyi — WERMUTH 1965: 142
Phyllodactylus peringueyi — KLUGE 1993
Cryptactites peringueyi — BAUER et al. 1997
Cryptactites peringueyi — HEINICKE et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (along the Kromme River estuary, near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province)

Type locality: Little Namaqualand and Chelsea Point, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province.  
TypesHolotype: SAM (South African Museum, Capetown) 
CommentDistribution: The single record for Namaqualand is almost certainly in error.

Type Species: Phyllodactylus peringueyi BOULENGER 1910 is the type species of the genus Cryptactites BAUER, GOOD & BRANCH 1997. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Louis Albert Peringuey (1855-1924), a French entomologist and naturalist. 
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  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Bauer A M. Good D A. Branch W R. 1997. The taxonomy of the Southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus" and the description of five new genera. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 49 (14): 447-497. - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 1997. Family Gekkonidae. Genus Phyllodactylus. In: J. H. van Wyk (ed.): Proceedings of the Fitzsimons Commemorative Symposium, South African Lizards: 50 years of Progress. - Herp. Assoc. Africa (Matieland, South Afr.), pp. 24-28
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1910. A revised list of the South African reptiles and batrachians, with synoptic tables, special reference to the specimens in the South African Museum, and descriptions of new species. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 455-543 - get paper here
  • Branch, B.R.; Bauer, A.M. 1992. The Status of Phyllodactylus peringueyi. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (40): 21-21 - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. & A. M. BAUER 1994. Phyllodactylus peringueyi (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) its taxonomic history, rediscovery, and phylogenetic affinities. Annals of the South African Museum 104 (2): 13-30.
  • Branch, W.B. 1996. Correction of the type Locality of Phyllodactylus peringueyi. African Herp News (25): 34-35 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Branch, William R. & Bauer, Aaron M. 1992. The Status of Phyllodactylus peringueyi (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa (Proceedings of the Second H.A.A. Conference, Editors: Branch, William R.; Haagner, Gerald V. & Boycott, Richard C.) (Humewood), 40: 21. - get paper here
  • Haagner, G.V.; Branch, W.R.; Burger, M. 1996. Life History Notes - Phyllodactylus peringueyi. African Herp News (25): 37-38 - get paper here
  • Heinicke, Matthew P.; Juan D. Daza, Eli Greenbaum, Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of a circum-Indian Ocean clade of leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota), with a description of two new genera. Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (1): 23-42, DOI:10.1080/14772000.2013.877999 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Nicolau, Gary Kyle; Melissa Petford, Shelley Edwards, Theo Busschau, Keir Lynch, Luke Kemp, Jonathan Balmer, Chad Keates, Courtney R. Hundermark, Joshua Weeber, Werner Conradie 2021. New insights into the geographical distribution, ecology and conservation status of South Africa’s endemic Coastal Leaf-toed Gecko, Cryptactites peringueyi (Boulenger, 1910). Herpetology Notes 14: 439-450 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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