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Lygodactylus methueni FITZSIMONS, 1937

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus methueni - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMethuen’s Dwarf Gecko, Woodbrush Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus methueni FITZSIMONS 1937
Lygodactylus methueni — LOVERIDGE 1947: 218
Lygodactylus methueni — WERMUTH 1965: 105
Lygodactylus methueni — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) methueni — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus methueni — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus methueni — TRAVERS et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (E Transvaal)

Type locality: Woodbush, Pietersburgh District, Transvaal.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM 1961, adult male 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe description of the species was based on a single specimen. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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.
  • FitzSimons, V. 1937. Three new lizards from South Africa. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 17 (4): 275-279. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Travers, Scott L.; Todd R. Jackman, Aaron M. Bauer 2014. A molecular phylogeny of Afromontane dwarf geckos (Lygodactylus) reveals a single radiation and increased species diversity in a South African montane center of endemism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
 
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