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Pachydactylus atorquatus BAUER & BARTS & HULBERT, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesAugrabies Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus atorquatus BAUER & BARTS & HULBERT 2006
Pachydactylus atorquatus — BATES et al. 2014: 126 
DistributionSouth Africa (Northern Cape Province, Augrabies National Park)

Type locality: South Africa, Northern Cape Province, Augrabies National Park, Dassie Trail, in a sheltered depression on the plateau (28°35’15.6” S, 20°20’03.0” E), 619 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: TM 84939, adult male; Paratypes: ZFMK, TM, NMNW 
CommentDistribution: see map in BRANCH et al. 2011. 
EtymologyNamed after the fact that it is the only member of the Pachydactylus weberi group that never possesses a pale nape band or collar: atorquatus, Latin for “without a collar or necklace”. Although absent or faded in the adults of some other members of the group, a collar is present in hatchlings and juveniles of all other species in the group. 
  • BARTS, M., BOONE, J. & COLACCICO, F. 2015. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas. Teil XIX: Pachydactylus atorquatus BAUER, BARTS & HULBERT, 2006, der Augrabies-Gecko Sauria 37 (4): 3-9 - get paper here
  • 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.; Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2006. A new species of the Pachydactylus weberi group (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Orange River, with comments on its natural history. Salamandra 42 (2-3): 83-92 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R.; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, and Matthew Heinicke 2011. A New Species of the Pachydactylus weberi Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Namibrand Reserve, Southern Namibia. Breviora (524): 1-15. - get paper here
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