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Goggia hewitti (BRANCH, BAUER & GOOD, 1995)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesHewitt’s Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus hewitti BRANCH, BAUER & GOOD 1995
Phyllodactylus lineatus rupicolus — FITZSIMONS 1943: 29 (part.)
Goggia hewitti - BAUER et al. 1997
Goggia hewitti — RÖSLER 2000: 83 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (S Cape Fold Mountains)

Type locality: 3 km east from Swartberg Pass along summit road on Groot Swartberg (33° 20’ 40’’ S, 22° 04’ 17’’ E), elevation 1403 m. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: PEM R7829 
EtymologyNamed after John Hewitt (1880-1961), director of the Albany Museum from 1910 to 1958. 
  • 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
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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