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Elasmodactylus tetensis (LOVERIDGE, 1952)

IUCN Red List - Elasmodactylus tetensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Zambezi Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus tetensis LOVERIDGE 1952: 175
Pachydactylus tetensis — LOVERIDGE 1955: 171
Pachydactylus tetensis — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus tetensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 9
Pachydactylus tetensis — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus tetensis — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Elasmodactylus tetensis — BRANCH et al. 2005
Elasmodactylus tetensis — BAUER & LAMB 2005
Elasmodactylus tetensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 119 
DistributionMozambique, Tanzania (Mwanza Rocks, Kasumbadedza/Tete), Zimbabwe

Type locality: Mwanza Rocks, near Tete, Mozambique.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-50469 
  • 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
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Buruwate, T. C., & Lloyd-Jones, D. J. 2024. Amphibian and Reptile Diversity of Niassa Special Reserve, Northern Mozambique. Journal of East African Natural History, 113(1), 1-18 - get paper here
  • Henkel, F.-W. & Schmidt, W. 2003. Praxis Ratgeber Geckos Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 159 pp.
  • Lamb, Trip and Aaron M. Bauer 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the large-bodied members of the African lizard genus Pachydactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Copeia 2002 (3) :586-596 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1953. Zoological Results of a fifth expedition to East Africa. III. Reptiles from Nyasaland and Tete. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 110 (3): 142-322. - get paper here
  • Pietersen, Darren, Verburgt, Luke & Davies, John 2021. Snakes and other reptiles of Zambia and Malawi. Struik Nature / Penguin Random House South Africa, 376 pp., ISBN 9781775847373
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
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