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Lygodactylus nigropunctatus JACOBSEN, 1992

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesLygodactylus nigropunctatus nigropunctatus JACOBSEN 1992
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus JACOBSEN 1992
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli JACOBSEN 1992 
Common NamesBlack-spotted Dwarf Gecko [nigropunctatus]
Cryptic Dwarf Gecko [incognitus]
Makgabeng Dwarf Gecko [montiscaeruli] 
SynonymLygodactylus nigropunctatus nigropunctatus JACOBSEN 1992: 530
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) nigropunctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus nigropunctatus — BATES et al. 2014: 120
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus — TRAVERS et al. 2014

Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus JACOBSEN 1992: 531
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus soutpansbergensis JACOBSEN 1994
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus — BRANCH 1998
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) nigropunctatus incognitus — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus — KIRCHHOF et al. 2010
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus incognitus — BATES et al. 2014: 120
Lygodactylus incognitus — TRAVERS et al. 2014

Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli JACOBSEN 1992: 534
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli — BRANCH 1998
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli — BATES et al. 2014: 121
Lygodactylus montiscaeruli — TRAVERS et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Transvaal)

Type locality: Farm Dientjie 53KT (24°38’S, 30°47’E), Pilgrims Rest district, Transvaal (now Mpumalanga Province).

incognitus: Transvaal; Type locality: Farm Outlook, 789MS (22°59’S, 29°51’E), Soutpansberg district, Transvaal (now Limpopo Province)

montiscaeruli: Transvaal; Type locality: Farm Beauley 260LR (23°4’S, 29°0’E), Bochum district, Transvaal (now Limpopo Province)  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 58961
Holotype: DNMNH (= TM) 59058 [incognitus]
Holotype: DNMNH (= TM) 58995 [montiscaeruli] 
CommentJACOBSEN 1992 also mentions Lygodactylus montisnimbi which seems to be a nomen nudum (fide RÖSLER 2000). Lygodactylus nigropunctatus soutpansbergensis JACOBSEN 1992 is a younger primary homonym of Lygodactylus ocellatus soutpansbergensis JACOBSEN 1992 (nomen nudum). 
  • 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.
  • Jacobsen N H G. 1992. NEW LYGODACTYLUS TAXA (REPTILIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM THE TRANSVAAL. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 43 (4): 527- 542. - get paper here
  • Kirchhof, S., M. Krämer, J. Linden & K. Richter 2010. The reptile species assemblage of the Soutpansberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and its characteristics. Salamandra 46 (3): 147-166 - 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, B. 2018. Tagaktive, kleine Geckos – die Gattung Lygodactylus. Reptilia 23 (132): 16-23
  • 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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