Pachydactylus fasciatus BOULENGER, 1888
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pachydactylus fasciatus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Striped Thick-toed Gecko, Banded Thick-toed Gecko|
|Synonym||Pachydactylus fasciatus BOULENGER 1888|
Pachydactylus fasciatus — LOVERIDGE 1947
Pachydactylus fasciatus — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus fasciatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus fasciatus — RÖSLER 1995: 136
Pachydactylus fasciatus — BAUER et al. 2006
|Distribution||NW Namibia (S Kaokoveld through the Karibib District; Khorixas, Omaruru), usually above 1000 m elevation|
Type locality: Namaqualand.
|Types||Lectotype: BMNH 19126.96.36.199 (designated by Bauer and Branch 1991)|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS.—A large (to 56.0 mm SVL) member of the P. serval/weberi clade that may be distinguished from all other members of this group by the combination of the following characters: rostral and sometimes first supralabial excluded from nostril; supranasals separated or in narrow to moderate contact anteriorly; scales on snout domed to conical, those on interorbital and parietal regions much smaller, granular, intermixed with tubercles approximately same size as snout scales; entire dorsum covered with enlarged, strongly keeled tubercles, regularly arranged in 16 (most commonly)–18 rows; thighs tuberculate; toe pads moderately broadly expanded, digits relatively long, slender; typically 5 undivided lamellae beneath digit IVof pes; tail to 115% SVL or more, bearing whorls of sharply keeled tubercles, often abutting one another; adult pattern consisting of well-defined broad, dark-edged, light saddle-shaped bands alternating with darker interspaces (see also color photos in M. Griffin 1998, fig. 2.75; Barts 2002). The lighter bands are cream to pinkish or grayish and the darker interspaces orange to russet to midbrown, with dark brown edges separating the two; juvenile pattern as adults, but especially boldly contrasting bands usually cream to pale yellow and dark chocolate brown and often less obviously saddle-shaped than in adults [from BAUER et al. 2006].|
|Comment||CONSERVATION STATUS.—Pachydactylus fasciatus is not known to occur in any Namibian national parks, except perhaps Gross Barmen Hot Springs, although it is present in a number of community-based conservancies which may offer some measure of protection. Where it occurs P. fasciatusis locally abundant and we do not consider it under any immediate threat. However, this is one of few members of the group that are offered for sale in the herpetocultural trade.|
Distribution: see map in BRANCH et al. 2011.
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