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Goggia gemmula (BAUER, BRANCH & GOOD, 1996)

IUCN Red List - Goggia gemmula - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRichtersveld Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus gemmulus BAUER, BRANCH & GOOD 1996
Goggia gemmula - BAUER et al. 1997
Goggia gemmula — RÖSLER 2000: 83 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Richtersveld),
S Namibia (Karas District)

Type locality: 22.6 km by road E Sendelingsdrif (Park Headquarter), Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 193645 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin gemmula = a small jewel or gem, referring to the small size and bright (for the genus) dorsal coloration of the species. 
References
  • Anonymous 1997. At home in the rocks, a new gecko emerges. National Geographic 191(6):unnumbered
  • 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, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Bauer, A.M., W.R. Branch & D.A. Good 1996. A new species of rock-dwelling Phyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Richtersveld, South Africa. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Sci. Louisiana State Univ. 71: 2-14. - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron 1999. An Interview with Aaron Bauer. Gekko 1 (1): 16-21
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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