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Lygodactylus ocellatus ROUX, 1907

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesLygodactylus ocellatus soutpansbergensis JACOBSEN 1994
Lygodactylus ocellatus ocellatus ROUX 1907 
Common NamesSpotted Dwarf Gecko, Ocellated Dwarf Gecko [ocellatus]
Soutpansberg Dwarf Gecko [soutpansbergensis] 
SynonymLygodactylus ocellatus ROUX 1907
Lygodactylus ocellatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 217
Lygodactylus ocellatus — WERMUTH 1965: 104
Lygodactylus ocellatus — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 131
Lygodactylus ocellatus — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) ocellatus — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus ocellatus — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus ocellatus ocellatus — BATES et al. 2014: 122
Lygodactylus ocellatus — TRAVERS et al. 2014

Lygodactylus ocellatus soutpansbergensis JACOBSEN 1994
Lygodactylus ocellatus soutpansbergensis — KIRCHHOF et al. 2010
Lygodactylus ocellatus soutpansbergensis — BATES et al. 2014: 122
Lygodactylus soutpansbergensis — TRAVERS et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Pretoria, C/N Transvaal), Swaziland

Type locality: Pretoria District, Transvaal.

soutpansbergensis: Limpopo Province; Type locality: Thononda Peak (22°52’S, 30°13’E), Venda district, northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZMA 11347
Holotype: TM 58928, male [soutpansbergensis] 
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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.
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1994. A new subspecies of Lygodactylus ocellatus (ROUX) (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from the Soutpansberg, South Africa. Journal of African Zoology 108 (3): 231-236.
  • 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
  • Roux,J. 1907. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna von Süd-Afrika. Ergebnisse einer Reise von Prof. Max Weber im Jahre 1894. VII. Lacertilia (Eidechsen). Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., Geogr. Biol. Tiere (Jena), 25: 403-444 - get paper here
  • 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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