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Pachydactylus griffini BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus griffini BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 667
Pachydactylus purcelli — METHUEN & HEWITT 1914: 131 (part.)
Pachydactylus serval — BAUER & LAMB 2005: 116 (part.)
Pachydactylus griffini — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionSE Namibia (Karasberg Mountains), elevation > 1000 m.

Type locality: Namibia, Karas Region, Keetmanshoop District, 4 mi NWAroab on rd. to Keetmanshoop.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 125855 (Fig. 90 in Bauer et al. 2006): Subadult female, coll. T.J. Papenfuss, 13 May 1970. Paratypes: CAS, MCZ, TM 
CommentHABITAT: Methuen and Hewitt reported that TM 3099 was collected on sandy soil, as were CAS 186294–95.

Pachydactylus griffiniis sympatric with P. purcelliat Farm Narudas. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet of this Namibian endemic is a patronym honoring Mike Griffin, Senior Support Specialist, Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia. Mr. Griffin has contributed greatly to the knowledge and conservation of the herpetofauna of Namibia and for many years has provided support and advice during our research expeditions to Namibia. 
References
  • BARTS, M. & COLACICCO, F. 2017. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas – Teil XXI Pachydactylus mclachlani Bauer, Lamb & Branch, 2006, mit Anmerkungen zu Pachydactylus griffini Bauer, Lamb & Branch, 2006 Sauria 39 (1): 41-46 - 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
  • 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. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Methuen,P.A. & Hewitt,J. 1914. [The Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition to Great Namaqualand 1912-1913.] Records and descriptions of the reptiles and batrachians of the collection. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 4 (3): 117-145 - get paper here
 
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