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Goggia braacki (GOOD, BAUER & BRANCH, 1996)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesKaroo Leaf-Toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus braacki GOOD, BAUER & BRANCH 1996
Goggia braacki - BAUER et al. 1997
Goggia braacki — RÖSLER 2000: 83 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Karoo National Park)

Type locality: Nuweveld escarpment near radio mast, Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province [then Cape Province],
South Africa (32°16' S, 22°30'E; 3222BC), approx. 1800
m elevation. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: PEM R4361, adult male
Paratypes (10 specimens): CAS 199989-91, LSUMZ 57330-2, PEM R1!890, Rll922, R12379-80, Mountain View, 4.9 km from Puttersvlei Gate, Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province, South Africa (3222BA), 1790 m, all collected 10 September 1995 by W.R. Branch, A.M. Bauer, and D.A. Good. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym honoring Mr. Harold Braack, formerly warden of the Karoo National Park. 
  • 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
  • Good, D. A., A. M. BAUER & W. R. BRANCH 1996. A new species of Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Karoo National Park, South Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 45 (2): 49-58 [1997] - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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