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Pachydactylus goodi BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus goodi BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 679
Pachydactylus weberi — BAUER & LAMB 2005 (part.)
Pachydactylus goodi — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Northern Cape Province)

Type locality: South Africa, Northern Cape Province, 10 km S Vioolsdrif. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: TM 27962 (Fig. 113): Adult male; coll. W.D.Haacke, December 1962. PARATYPES: TM, CAS. 
CommentDIAGNOSIS.—Alarge species, to 50.0 mm SVL. Pachydactylus goodi may be distinguished from all other members of the P. serval/weberi group by the combination of the following characters: nasal region not strongly inflated laterally; rostral excluded from nostril; supranasals in contact anteriorly; scales on snout and canthus flattened to weakly domed, those of interorbital and parietal regions tiny, granular, with larger, rounded, conical tubercles interspersed; scales on snout equal to or greater than size to interorbital tubercles; dorsal scalation heterogeneous, with relatively large, oval, strongly keeled tubercles arranged in approximately 16–18 regular rows; large keeled to mucronate tubercles on thighs; toes relatively short, toe pads relatively narrow; five undivided lamellae beneath digit IVof pes; tail to at least 113% of SVL, annulate, bearing whorls of large, pointed, strongly keeled tubercles, separated from each other by a single, narrow scale row; adult pattern chocolate to purplish-brown with a series of three very bold, white, complete transverse bands with well-defined, thick, dark brown margins: one from posteroventral margin of orbits across nape, one at mid-body and one presacral; white markings also present on the dorsum of thighs and on proximal forelimbs and forelimb insertions;tail with alternating mid-brown and white to cream, dark edged bands (Figs 113–115 in Bauer et al. 2006); juvenile pattern as adult (Fig. 116 in Bauer et al. 2006). 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet is a patronym honoring David A. Good who, with the first and third authors, performed a herpetofaunal survey of the Richtersveld and collected much of the material of the P. weberi group from along the lower Orange Valley during the mid-1990s. 
  • 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
  • Bauer, Aaron M. Lamb, Trip. Branch, William R. 2006. A revision of the Pachydactylus serval and P. weberi groups (Reptilia: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) of Southern Africa, with the description of eight new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57 (12-24):595-709.
  • 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
  • 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
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