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Pachydactylus caraculicus FITZSIMONS, 1959

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAngola Banded Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus caraculicus FITZSIMONS 1959
Pachydactylus caraculicus — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus caraculicus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus caraculicus — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus caraculicus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionSW Angola (Caracul), N Namibia (Kaokoveld)

Type locality: near Caracul, South Angola. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM. 22880, male, allotype female (TM. 22884) and two paratypes, a male (TM. 22885) and a female (TM. 22883). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M., Lamb, A.C., and Branch, W.R. 2000. Additional records of uncommon Pachydactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern and central Namibia. African Herp News (30): 2-3 [1999]
  • FitzSimons, V. 1959. Some new reptiles from southern Africa and southern Angola. Annals Transvaal Mus. 23:405-409 - 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
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Ulber T. 1992. Das Portrait: der Kurzbericht zum Titelbild: Pachydactylus caraculicus Fitzsimons. Sauria 14 (3): 1-2 - get paper here
 
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