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Pachydactylus boehmei BAUER, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus boehmei BAUER 2010 
DistributionNamibia (Otavi Highlands)

Type locality: Namibia, Otjozondjupa Region, Grootfontein District, Farm Uisib, 19°33’06”S, 17°14’11”E, 1400 m elevation. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MCZ R184884 (Figs 2–3): adult male; coll. A.M. Bauer, J. Marais, T. Jackman, and W.R. Branch, 15 Sep- tember 2006.
Paratypes. MCZ R184880–81 (adult females), 184883 (subadult/adult female), MCZ R184882 (subadult/adult male), same data as holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhme (born 21 November 1944), a longtime friend and colleague of the author and a leading contributor to African herpetology. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 2010. A new species of Pachydactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Otavi Highlands of northern Namibia. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 257–266 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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