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Lygodactylus bradfieldi HEWITT, 1932

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBradfield's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus bradfieldi HEWITT 1932
Lygodactylus capensis ngamiensis FITZSIMONS 1932: 35
Lygodactylus capensis bradfieldi — AUERBACH 1987: 88
Lygodactylus bradfieldi — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) bradfieldi — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus bradfieldi — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus bradfieldi — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (NW Cap Province), Zimbabwe,
Botswana, S Angola, Namibia ?

Type locality: Quickborn Farm near Okahandja, Southwest Africa.

Type locality: Mabele- apudi, Ngamiland (Botswana);  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: MCZ R-33443
Holotype: TM 14467 [ngamiensis] 
CommentHas been synonymized with L. capensis by LOVERIDGE 1947. 
EtymologyNamed after R. D. Bradfield (1882-1949), a South African farmer, naturalist, and collector who spent most ofhis life in Namibia. 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • 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, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. 1991. Geographical Distribution - Lygodactylus bradfieldi. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (39): 19-19 - get paper here
  • Broadley,D.G. 1992. New distribution records for geckos from Western Beitbridge District, Zimbabwe. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 41: 35 - get paper here
  • Conradie W, Bills R, and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V. 1932. Preliminary descriptions of new forms of South African Reptilia and Amphibia, from the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, 1930. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 15 (1): 35-40 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1932. Some new species and subspecies of South African batrachians and lizards. Ann. Natal Mus. (Pietermaritzburg) 7 (1): 105-128
  • JACOBSEN, N.H.G. 2011. The distribution of Lygodactylus bradfieldi Hewitt 1932 in Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Herp News (53): 21-27
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
  • Röll, Beate; Heike Pröhl, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann 2010. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 327-335 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
 
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