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Pachydactylus geitje (SPARRMAN, 1778)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesCradock Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymLacerta geitje SPARRMAN 1778: 75
Pachydactylus geitie — [SCHNEIDER 1792] (invalid emendation)
Gecko ocellatus CUVIER 1817 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Gecko inunguis CUVIER 1817 (part.)
Anoplopus inunguis — WAGLER 1830
Pachydactylus bergii WIEGMANN 1834: 19 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Platydactylus ocellatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 298
Pachydactylus ocellatus — BOULENGER 1885: 205
Pachydactylus monticolus FITZSIMONS 1943
Pachydactylus monticolus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 368
Pachydactylus geitje — LOVERIDGE 1947: 350
Pachydactylus geitje — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus monticolus — WERMUTH 1965: 121
Pachydactylus monticolus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus geitje — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus geitje — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus monticolus — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus monticolus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province, S Ascension)

Type locality: South Africa (“Goorees Rivier ?” fide WERMUTH 1965).

monticolus: South Africa (Cape Province); Type locality: Assegaibos, near the origin of the Berg River, Lamotte Foerestry Station, Fransch Hoek Mountains, Cape Province. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: NRM 318
Holotype: TM 19698 [monticolus] 
CommentType species: Pachydactylus bergii WIEGMANN 1834 is the type species of the genus Pachydactylus WIEGMANN 1834.

Synonymy partly after BAUER & LAMB 2005, RÖSLER et al. 2012, and A. Bauer, pers. comm, 4 Oct 2014. There is no type material for Gecko inunguis CUVIER 1817, so it is unclear what exactly it is (RÖSLER et al. 2012). RÖSLER 2000 lists P. monticolus with a question mark. BAUER & LAMB 2005 did not mention P. monticolus at all. 
  • Bauer, A.M. 2000. Comments on the types and type localities of South African reptiles collected by Heinrich Bergius and Ludwig Krebs. African Journal of Herpetology 49:53-60 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. & Lamb, T. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of southern African geckos in the Pachydactylus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae). African Journal of Herpetology 54 (2): 105-129 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Bustard, R.H. 1963. Notes on the eyed gecko (Pachydactylus geitje) with special reference to incubation. Copeia 1963 (2): 433-434 - get paper here
  • Cuvier, G. 1817. Le règne animal distribué d’après son organisation, pour servir de base a l’historire naturelle des animaux et d’introduction a l’anatomie comparée. Vol. 2. Les reptiles, les poissons, les mollusques et les annélides. Déterville, Paris - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp. - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V.F. 1943. The lizards of South Africa. Transvaal Museum Memoir No.1 (Pretoria), 528 pp.
  • Girard, Francis 2002. Maintenance and Captive Reproduction of Two Small, South African Geckos Pachydactylus geitje (SPARRMAN, 1778) and Pachydactylus weberi Raux, 1907. Gekko 3 (1): 14-18
  • Lamb, Trip and Aaron M. Bauer 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of the large-bodied members of the African lizard genus Pachydactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Copeia 2002 (3) :586-596 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert; Frank Glaw, JoseF F. ScHmidtler & Roger Bour 2012. Bemerkungen zur Identität und Taxonomie von Gecko inunguis Cuvier, 1817 (Sauria, Gekkonidae, Phelsuma). Vertebrate Zoology 62 (3): 425 – 434 - get paper here
  • Schneider,J.G. 1797. Amphibiorum Physiologiae Specimen Alterum Historiam et Species Generis Stellionum seu Geckonum Sistens. Frankfurt (Oder), C. L. F. Aitzi (2): 30 - get paper here
  • Sparrman, A. 1778. Befkrifning och berättelfe om LACERTA GEITJE, en obekant och giftig ÖDLA ifrân Goda Hopps Udden. Det Götheborgska Wetenskaps och Witterhets Samhallets Handlingar. Wetenskaps Afdelningen Forsta Stycket, Götheborg, pp. 75-78
  • Wiegmann,A.F.A. 1834. Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum novae hispaniae , quae itineribus comitis de Sack, Ferdinandi Deppe et Chr. Guil. Schiede im Museum Zoologicum Berolinense Pervenerunt. Pars prima, saurorum species. Berlin, Lüderitz, iv + 54 pp. - get paper here
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