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Goggia essexi (HEWITT, 1925)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEssex’s Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus essexi HEWITT 1925: 343
Phyllodactylus lineatus essexi — HEWITT 1937
Phyllodactylus lineatus essexi — LOVERIDGE 1947
Phyllodactylus lineatus essexi — WERMUTH 1965: 139
Phyllodactylus lineatus essexi — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus essexi — BRANCH et al. 1995
Goggia essexi - BAUER et al. 1997
Goggia essexi — RÖSLER 2000: 83 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Suurberg/Hounslow near Grahamstown)

Type locality: Hounslow, near Grahamstown, Cape Province.  
TypesSyntype: UMMZ 61515
Lectotype: PEM R11157 (designated by BRANCH et al. 1995) 
  • 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
  • Branch, W. R., A. M. BAUER & D. A. GOOD 1995. Species limits in the Phyllodactylus lineatus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with the elevation of two taxa to specific status and the description of two new species. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 44 (2): 33-54. - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1925. On some new species of Reptiles and Amphibians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3: 343-370
  • Hewitt, J. 1937. A guide to the vertebrate fauna of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Part II: reptile, amphibians, and freshwater fishes. Grahamstown, vii + 141 pp.
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - 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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