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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 Names 
SynonymLygodactylus nigropunctatus nigropunctatus JACOBSEN 1992: 530
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) nigropunctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 94

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 montiscaeruli JACOBSEN 1992: 534
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli — BRANCH 1998
Lygodactylus nigropunctatus montiscaeruli — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
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) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM 58961
Holotype: TM 59058 [incognitus]
Holotype: 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). 
References
  • 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, 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
 
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